Many of you have heard at least one of the four versions of Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song. In a way, the ethics issues associated with negative online reviews remind me of some of the lyrics in versions 2, 3, and 4.
Well, there’s more to pass on. So, channeling my inner Sandler, here’s how I’ll start:
“When you feel like the only kid in town, with a bad online review, here’s a NEW thing, that . . . you . . . should . . . .not doooooo……… ”
The story comes courtesy of the ABA Journal and is here.
In short, a law firm’s former client posted negative online reviews to Yelp and Facebook. The firm sued the client for libel. A judge dismissed the suit and ordered the firm to pay $27,000 in legal fees to the former client.
By the way, my favorite is the live version of Part 2.