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Online Business Review Leads to $25,000 Lawsuit

  • October 14, 2014
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Many of us have posted business reviews on the internet. Maybe you just did so over the weekend. Whether it was that amazing steak or that lousy service, it was something you felt that future customers should know about that particular business. Maybe you use […]

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Sixth Circuit Finds Corporations Have No Free Exercise Rights, Furthers Circuit Split on Issue

  • October 3, 2013
  • by Admin

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has become the most recent court to issue a decision addressing a private business’s challenge to the contraceptive coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act when it released its opinion in Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius, No. 12-2673 (6th Cir. […]

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Online Reviews of “Dirtiest Hotel” Protected First Amendment Speech, Not Defamation

  • September 30, 2013
  • by Admin

A bad online review in 2011’s “Dirtiest Hotel” drove the owner of the hotel to file his own complaint against the creator of the dirtiest list, TripAdvisor, for lost business. However, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals gave the hotel owner’s complaint a bad review […]

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