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Attorney Milt Johns: 750k suit for defamatory Yelp posting

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“Attorney Milt Johns: 750k suit for defamatory Yelp posting”
There is no special protection for consumers who publish defamatory statements of fact on social media and consumer sites like Yelp. Milt Johns is the attorney representing a plaintiff who sued for $750,000 after a customer made alleged false statements of fact on Yelp. Read a summary of the case on ChicagoNow.

Questions and topics covered on this show: 1) Why this case is important and to the people who rely on sites like Yelp? 2) What are the misconceptions about a consumer’s assumed right to comment freely without regard to truth? 3) How should consumers use sites like Yelp and if they have troubles, who is there to help? 4) What are some other related issues consumers should be aware of when engaging in dialogue online?

Milt Johns has spent over 22 years in the Department of Defense contracting industry, in legal and management positions. Before joining Cuccinelli & Day of counsel, he has maintained a private practice of law for almost 10 years. He has litigated in the areas of traffic and criminal law, juvenile and domestic relations, personal injury, commercial contracts and Government contracts. He has advised corporate clients in the areas of employment law, contracts, real estate, export control and intellectual property. Website for Day & Johns, PLLC.

Sponsor: Chris McCarthy of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI.