Legal Blog Faces Defamation Liability for Mischaracterizing Prior Legal Proceedings–Huon v. Above the Law

…increasingly common plaintiff’s Section 230 plead-around of asserting that the defendants’ employees posted online content (see, e.g., the legions of such assertions against Ripoff Report). Unless that online content was…

Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (RTBF, Reviews, IP & More)

…230 protects Yelp from liability for user review. * Larue v. Brown, No. 1 CA-CV 13-0138 (Az, Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2014). Providing substantive updates to a Ripoff Report entry…

9th Circuit Creates Problematic “Failure To Warn” Exception to Section 230 Immunity–Doe 14 v. Internet Brands

…Super-User’s Doxxing–Internet Brands v. Jape Another Section 230 Win For Ripoff Report–Torati v. Hodak Software Manufacturer Denied Section 230 Immunity–Hardin v. PDX Facebook Gets Easy Section 230 Win in DC…

Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)

…other consumer review websites who are regularly accused of engaging in extortion, such as Ripoff Report and PissedConsumer (see Ripoff Report’s win and PissedConsumer’s unsuccessful dismissal attempt). Consumer review websites…

Another Section 230 Win For Ripoff Report–Torati v. Hodak

…add Ripoff Report and Ed Magedson as defendants. The court quickly shuts down this request. The court first lays the foundation that Ripoff Report isn’t liable for user posts: all…

Don’t Roll The Dice On Defamation Suits Against Gripe Sites, Especially In California–Ocean’s Eleven v. Anders

…Hold That Anti-SLAPP Laws Protect Consumer Reviews * Another Court Finds Online Statements With Links Are Not Defamatory – Seldon v. Compass Restaurant * Ripoff Report and Topix Postings Protected…

Another Attempt to Scrub Unflattering Posts Fails

…— Agence France-Presse v. Morel Ripoff Report and Topix Postings Protected by California’s Anti-SLAPP Law–Chaker v. Mateo Twibel Ruling: Tweeting That Someone is “Fucking Crazy” is Not Defamatory In Its…

Another Questionable IP Lawsuit Over a Derogatory Twitter Account

…Morel Ripoff Report and Topix Postings Protected by California’s Anti-SLAPP Law–Chaker v. Mateo Twibel Ruling: Tweeting That Someone is “Fucking Crazy” is Not Defamatory In Its “Innocence of Muslims” Ruling,…

Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson

It’s been a while since I blogged a Ripoff Report case. I’m sure you’ve missed hearing about them, but their litigation docket has calmed down somewhat since their heyday. This…

Xcentric Ventures Chips Away at Small Justice’s Copyright Workaround to Section 230

…Report v. ComplaintsBoard Ripoff Report and Topix Postings Protected by California’s Anti-SLAPP Law–Chaker v. Mateo Another Failed Effort to Remove a Ripoff Report Posting–Karnaby v. Mckenzie Ripoff Report May Be…