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Woman sued for $750,000 over Yelp review

The Washington Post
The Washington Post by krossbow
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A screen capture of popular reviews Web site Yelp. A recent lawsuit accuses the site of essentially fraudulent Fairfax home-owner Jane Perez wrote a poison-pill review of a contractor on Yelp, citing work he failed to do and jewelry missing from her home. She gave him one star, noting “do not put yourself through this nightmare of a contractor. ” Christopher Deitz responded by slapping her with a $750,000 lawsuit for defamation, according to the Washington Post. A local judege will rule today on his request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Perez from writing similar reviews. Lawyers label it a growing trend, citing a number of defamation lawsuits over online reviews at Yelp, Angie’s List and Trip­Advisor. They say the freewheeling and acerbic world of Web speech is colliding with the ever-growing importance of online reputations for businesses, doctors, restaurants, even teachers, the Post reported.


Jane Perez

Overall Sentiment: -0.0721433

Relevance: 0.864513

0.0308518“I don’t want to see what happened to me happen to anyone else,” Perez said. ...
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0308518
  • Mean: 0.0308518
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Christopher Deitz

Overall Sentiment: -0.174499

Relevance: 0.263499


  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual's overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual's average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual's consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

PrintMedia: Washington Post

Overall Sentiment: -0.125467

Relevance: 0.575383

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