Yelp Getting Sued For Extortion

Posted Feb 24, 2010

It wasn’t too long ago that Yelp was mulling an offer from Google, but opted to raise additional funding instead. About a year ago, a business owner claimed that he was being blackmailed by Yelp too. Now Yelp is facing a class action lawsuit addressing an extortion complaint. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles by Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee and San Diego-based law firm The Weston Firm. The plaintiff is a Long Beach, California based veterinary hospital. The hospital claims that Yelp only offered to remove the negative review for $300. [PEHub]