A divided California Supreme Court has ruled that online examination site Yelp.com can't be systematic to mislay posts opposite a San Francisco law organisation that a decider dynamic were defamatory.
The 4-3 statute on Monday came in a closely watched box that internet companies warned could be used to overpower online speech.
A San Francisco decider dynamic a posts opposite profession Dawn Hassell’s organisation were insulting and systematic Yelp in 2014 to mislay them. A second decider and a state appeals justice inspected a decision.
Yelp.com urged a state Supreme Court to overturn a ruling, observant it could lead to a dismissal of disastrous reviews on a renouned website.
Hassell pronounced Yelp was exaggerating a stakes of her authorised effort.
An profession for Hassell did not immediately have comment.