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Anonymous internet reviewers beware – particularly if what you post is harmful to a business’s reputation; and more importantly, untrue. The Virginia Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could have major implications with regard to unmasking the identity of anonymous internet reviewers who post false and defamatory comments about businesses.

In Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc., the Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to enforce a subpoena directed to Yelp, Inc. (“Yelp”) that requested the identification of the authors of certain reviews that the plaintiff claimed were false and defamatory toward his carpet cleaning business.

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