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Yelp Ordered To Identify User Accused of Defaming a Tax Preparer

Wednesday November 15, 2017. 01:45 AM , from Slashdot
Yelp Ordered To Identify User Accused of Defaming a Tax Preparer
mi writes: California State Appeals Court ruled this week that Yelp can't shield the identify of an anonymous reviewer who posted allegedly defamatory statements about a tax preparer. 'The three-judge appeals panel in Santa Ana agreed with Yelp that it could protect the First Amendment rights of its anonymous reviewer but it still had to turn over the information,' reports Bloomberg. 'The panel reasoned that the accountant had made a showing that the review was defamatory in that it went beyond expressing an opinion and allegedly included false statements.'

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