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Hassell v. Bird, 143233

In a suit involving defamatory posts made about an attorney by a former client on Yelp, an online review website, the trial court's judgment in favor of plaintiff, its order to remove the defamatory postings, and denial of Yelp's motion to vacate the judgment is: 1) affirmed as to the judgment and denial of motion to vacate; but 2) the case is remanded to the trial court with the direction to narrow the terms of the removal order in the judgment by limiting it to the specific defamatory statements.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2016/06/07




  • California Court of Appeal


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