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Yelp’s Class Action Lawsuit

Popular review site Yelp was hit with a class action lawsuit today for unfair business practices in an alleged extortion scheme. Kevin Pereira talks to Greg Weston, founder of the Weston Firm suing Yelp, to learn more about their case.


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  1. david

    I am the same boat as every one else. I have small business in fountain valley,ca and YELP removed all my customers good reviews and left one star bad review on public YELP site. Because i refused to advertise with them.
    it really hurt my small business. Any law suite legal action against YELP, Please let me know. David

  2. frank d

    has anyone figured out how to get removed from Yelp site or get negative reviews down?

  3. yoradi

    I am another victim of Yelp, got offered to be advertised couldn't afford it, decline the offer and my business is vandalized on Yelp by people who threatened me first if they don't get their way. so sign me up 9729928477 text me

  4. david

    I have had similar experiences with yelp. Same Mo. Get neg reviews. Sales person calls and says if we advertize with them all the neg review will be filtered out. I cry extortion. They filter all the positvie ones out and leave only the negitive ones. I see that these coments are old. Has anything been done to protect the small businesses???

  5. Alma

    If you need signatures or anything, please contact me. I will be happy to do what I can to get justice!!

  6. Alma

    My name is Alma. We have a small business in Austin, TX. We are having the same problem with Yelp. Yelp has all the negative comments showing and the positive reviews have been suppressed. We flagged the negative reviews since they call out the owner by name, these people were not even our customers and called us names in "Yelp" which according to Yelp it is against their rules and regulations for people to do this in their page; however, Yelp refused to take these negative comments down.
    We tried to reach Yelp; but they never responded until I contacted the one of their representatives who still works with them and she got defensive with me and hung up on me.
    I cannot believe that nothing can get done against these criminals who are hurting small business like ours.
    I tried removing our account and Yelp has made the account to where I cannot edit the fields or change our name. They went in there and re-added everything… I am unable to edit or remove my own account! This is extortion!

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