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Yelp, Inc. v. Superior Court of Orange County, 054358

Affirming the trial court's ruling that Yelp lacked standing to assert the First Amendment rights of an anonymous reviewer whose identity was sought in connection with a defamation claim, finding no error in the determination that the plaintiff made a prima facie showing that the comments made by this person were defamatory, and concluding that this finding was sufficient to support the court order compelling the production of subpeonaed documents, for which reason the petition for writ of mandate was denied, but also finding the opposition to the motion to compel was substantially justified and reversing the order of sanctions against Yelp.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/11/13

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  • O'LEARY

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  • California Court of Appeal

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