9th Circuit Finds Yelp Not Liable For Negative Locksmith Reviews Under CDA
Mealey's (September 13, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A locksmith failed to plausibly establish that Yelp Inc. was the creator of negative online reviews of his business, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Sept. 12, affirming a trial court’s finding that the locksmith’s libel claims were barred by the immunity provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for interactive computer service providers (Douglas L. Kimzey v. Yelp Inc., No. 14-35487, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16665).
(Opinion available. Document #24-160915-014Z.)
Douglas Kimzey operates Redmond Locksmith, a/k/a...