Powder Springs, GA asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Georgia

Q: If a person post on FB —“I hired abc contractor/company and then 3 weeks later cancel project which was still 3 weeks

From start date . This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews “. Is this slander/libel against homeowner ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Not necessarily. As long as what you have posted is true, you have not slandered the company. Additionally, if your statement is simply, “ This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews,” then you are protected by the right to voice your opinions (aka right to free speech).

If you are concerned about a potential lawsuit, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances and provide you a tailored response.

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