Woman sued after negative Yelp review

FILE -- Yelp's corporate logo is shown in neon at the opening of Manhattan offices of the online reviews website in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 28, 2014 9:51:24 AM PST
After writing a review on Yelp and Angie's List about a local design and contracting firm, Jane Perez of Maryland is being sued for $750,000 in damages by the contractor, Christopher Dietz.

The trial started Monday under the claim that Perez defamed Dietz's business with her one-star review. Perez hired Dietz's company, Dietz Development LLC, in 2011 to paint, refinish floors, do electrical, plumbing and general.

While the lawsuit moves forward a judge has ruled Perez must delete some of her reviews and can't repeat them in new posts. Her lawyer calls it a violation of free speech.


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