Ripoff Report Rolls to Another Win–Intellect Art v. Milewski

…against both the posting student and the Ripoff Report. The plaintiff alleged defamation and a products liability claim against Ripoff Report. Both are dismissed per 47 USC 230. The court’s…

Ripoff Report Hires New General Counsel

…S. Gingras has taken the mantle as the General Counsel at Ripoff Report. His law firm bio page and his LinkedIn page. Before David, the Ripoff Report’s General Counsel was…

Republishing Solicited Email May Not Qualify for 47 USC 230 Immunization–Woodhull v. Meinel

…Rosenthal, Batzel v. Smith, D’Alonzo, the multitudinous Ripoff Report cases, and many others. Somehow the court misinterprets the precedent, saying that Meinel’s solicitation of the email and incorporation of the…

Ripoff Report Responds re. Xcentric Ventures v. Village Voice

By Eric Goldman Last week I blogged about a lawsuit that some of the Ripoff Report folks brought against the Phoenix New Times and its reporter, Sarah Fenske, for defamation…

Ripoff Report Folks Sue Newspaper and Reporter for Defamation–Xcentric Ventures v. Village Voice

…the plaintiffs should be satisfied pursuing only Sharp. Indeed, if a company has a problem with a user-supplied report published on Ripoff Report, the Ripoff Report folks say to take…

47 USC 230 Day at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog

…v. Xcentric Ventures, LLC, 2008 WL 565102 (D. Ariz. Feb. 28, 2008) I previously blogged on this case here. As I noted then, Ripoff Report got a defamation claim dismissed…

Jan. 2008 Quick Links (Non-IP Edition)

Ripoff Report * CMLP reported that Energy Automation Systems v. Xcentric Ventures has settled. * A lot of people would love to take down the Ripoff Report. The latest (perhaps…

Ripoff Report Gets Mixed 230 Ruling–Children of America v. Magedson

…dismissed a plaintiff’s defamation claims against Ripoff Report based on third party content, but didn’t dismiss the claims that alleged Ripoff Report wrote the content. This is the correct application…

230 Applies Even if Website Retains Content That Author Asked to Remove–Global Royalties v. Ripoff Report

By Eric Goldman Global Royalties, Ltd. v. Xcentric Ventures, LLC, 07-956-PHX-FJM (D. Ariz. Oct. 10, 2007) Surprise! Ripoff Report/Xcentric/badbusinessbureau/Magedson are in court again (I’ve lost count of the number of…

January 2007 Quick Links

…and here, among others). The Phoenix New Times (the local Phoenix alternative weekly) runs a lengthy and interesting story about the Ripoff Report and its principal, Ed Magedson. Worth reading….