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SLAPP004 – Anti-SLAPP Motion: Yelp v. McMillan Law Group

California SLAPP Law Podcast
In this 4th episode of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, I discuss the truly strange legal action brought by Yelp against one of its former customers, the McMillan Law Group.

In its complaint, Yelp alleges that it works to maintain the purity of the reviews posted on Yelp.com, and that the McMillan Law Group caused damage to Yelp by posting false positive reviews.  McMillan Law Group has just responded with an anti-SLAPP motion. Together, we dissect both the Yelp complaint and the McMillan anti-SLAPP motion, and predict the outcome of the motion.

Here are the cases discussed in today’s show:

Romona Unified School District v. Tsiknas (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 510.

Mann v. Quality Old Time Service, Inc. (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 90.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. v. Happening House Ventures (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 1539, 1559 (dissenting opinion).

Oasis West Realty, LLC v. Goldman (2011) 51 Cal.4th 811.

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