Can I sue a poster on Yelp who is not one of my patient and called me quack

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Can I sue a poster on Yelp who is not one of my patient and called me quack

An individual posted a review for me and called me a quack. our records
according to her name indicate she is not one of my patients. I notified
Yelp, but they refused to remove the review. Can I sue Yelp for defamation.

Asked on October 24, 2016 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue  Yelp: federal law specifically protects websites who post other people's content from defamation suits. You may, however, sue the person who created and posted the content for defamation: he or she is liable for what he or she posted online.


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