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Court Protects Anonymity of Yelp Reviewers

Yelp does not have to identify seven online reviewers who posted critical comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled (PDF). Though based on procedural grounds, this ruling is viewed as a big win for Free Speech. However, with no single set of laws in place to determine whether anonymous online comments are protected by the...

A vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court

By Carl TobiasOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced that Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr. would retire after a quarter century of dedicated service in all four levels of the Virginia state court system. Because the Supreme...Show More Summary

Yelp Doesn't Have to Turn Over Reviewers' Identities

Back in October, the Virginia Supreme Court held oral arguments in a case about the limits of anonymous speech. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of several anonymous Yelp reviews, claiming that had never even been to the business. The state appellate could said Yelp had to turn......

More Plaintiffs Go Home (Eventually And Based on Bauman)

Two days ago, we posted on a West Virginia Supreme Court decision that told non-resident plaintiffs the closing time refrain “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” OK, we took some liberties there, but the non-resident plaintiffs who had gone shopping in a non conveniens forum could not stay even after poking around for two years. Show More Summary

Yelp won’t have to turn over names of anonymous users after court ruling

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a judge did not have authority to compel Yelp to reveal the identities of anonymous users who panned an Alexandria carpet cleaning company in a case closely watched by free-speech advocates and businesses alike.Read full article >>

Plaintiffs Go Home: West Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Forum Non Dismissals of Non-Resident Zoloft Plaintiffs

Last weekend, we saw the surprisingly effective “Danny Collins,” a new movie starring Al Pacino as an aging rock star wondering how the focus of his life would have changed if he’d known contemporaneously about an admiring letter from John Lennon that was not given to him until decades later. Show More Summary

Alexandria wins last of waterfront suits

The city of Alexandria on Friday won the last of the legal challenges brought against it in the wake of its controversial 2012 waterfront development plan.The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that any errors made during the process of passing...Show More Summary

Fairfax county executive says meal tax needed to generate more revenue

Fairfax County expects the financial impact of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling on deductions for business taxes to increase to at least $45 million, adding more worry to what has already been a difficult budget year, officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Va. court ruling on business taxes could mean big loss of tax revenue

Local governments in Northern Virginia are bracing for millions of dollars in potential tax refunds to businesses after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling on how out-of-state receipts may be deducted from a company’s taxable income.Read full article >>

Yelp Lawsuit Could Expose Anonymous Online Commenters

Virginia Supreme Court to decide whether businesses can request customers identity for giving them bad reviews on social media sites. The post Yelp Lawsuit Could Expose Anonymous Online Commenters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Va. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments Over Anonymous Reviews on Yelp

The Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a new type of Yelp case. By now, we're familiar with the defamation and the SLAPPs and the non-disparagement agreements and the not-technically-extortion-but-sounds-like-it. Well, Yelp v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning is different. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of critical......

"In complete disregard of the unfortunate truth that not all dogs are like the beloved Lassie, a vicious dog has been granted a pardon by the highest court of this State."

Wrote Justice Allen H. Loughry Jr., dissenting from an opinion by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, that let a pit bull terrier off on a technicality. The dog’s troubles stem from a biting incident last year when an animalShow More Summary

Michael Mann’s ‘damages’ over FOIA emails? A piddling $250

From ‘amazing tales of the vexatious’. Climate Change Dispatch writes: In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing … Continue reading ?

Climate scientist's privacy victory may prove a lose for journalists

After deliberating for months, late last week the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of climate scientist Michael Mann in his quest to maintain the privacy of his emails against a Virginia legislator and conservative think tank that sought to access his records using Virginia's freedom of information laws. As I wrote last month, the trial and the court's verdict,...

Breaking News: Virginia Supreme Court on Academic Freedom at UV

An important Virginia Supreme Court finding came out today, related to the hugely complicated maneno that I feel totally unqualified to explain to you … but Michale Halpern of the Center for Science and Democracy is: The Supreme Court of Virginia today found unanimously in favor of the University of Virginia in its attempt to…

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia. The ruling is the latest turn in the FOIA request […]

Yelp battles to keep local reviewers anonymous

A suit heading to Virginia Supreme Court wants Yelp to identify people who left negative feedback for a carpet cleaner

Yelp Headed To Supreme Court After Refusing To Reveal Identities Of Alleged Fake Reviewers by @mattsouthern

The Wall Street Journal reports an Internet free-speech case against online review site Yelp is headed to the Virginia Supreme Court this month. Lawsuits were initially filed by a carpet cleaning company whose business reportedly dropped by 30% following a string of negative reviews. Show More Summary

Virginia Supreme Court Reverses Award Against Virginia Tech From 2007 Shootings

2 years agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Virginia Supreme Court waited for Halloween to release a truly scary ruling where it overturned a jury verdict to families of the victims of the 2007 shooting massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. We have previously discussed the absurd state cap on such verdicts which led to the reduction of the award to $100,000 for […]

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