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Question DetailsAsked on 6/7/2013

If a review I am submitting does not favor the company reviewed, am I liable to be sued?

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I am not sure if you can be sued but it would seem to me that if the review was honest and able to be proved, there should not be consequences. I have two contractors I've used over the past year who've done really shoddy work. One ruined 150 year old wide board flooring and the other put up fencing that is now literally falling over. I've not reviewed either of them but I will at some point.

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Carol

Answered 6 years ago by angelwynd7

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You can always be sued for anything - just look at the daily news !

However, as long as you are not vindictive, state facts truthfully, and state opinions or feeling as such rather than as fact, then you would be likely to prevail in a lawsuit, so you are unlikely to be sued. Generally, as long as you make clear it is being stated as your opinion and stick to that and facts, your chances are pretty good.

Also, do not say or write anything can can reasonably be construed as interference in another persons contractual relationship.

The biggest trouble you can get into is calling a company a cheat, liar, scam, thief, or saying their product does not work rather than saying it did not work for you, etc - even if true, if they want to stay in business they may feel they have to take objection, true or not. You can state what your experience was factually, and your opinion of the workmanship and ease of dealing with them - just don't get personal, and don't be vindictive.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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