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Q: I’m sued for leaving a bad review on Better Business Bureau for bad customer service

3 Lawyer Answers
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Depends on the review, but they are probably seeking damages for defamation and harm to their business reputation. These are fact intensive and "truth" is an absolute defense. You need to get a lawyer to defend yourself or your company.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You have to answer but unless you said something totally beyond the pale, there is a qualified privilege and the case should be dismissed.

Peter Klose
Peter Klose
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Nyack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should hire a lawyer to defend you from any such litigation (you say you are "sued"). You should not default in any litigation.

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