Anonymous Yelp review admitted as evidence in infringement case

March 4, 2013

Alanna Byrne, Inside Counsel

Negative online reviews can scare off potential customers, and now they could land companies in legal hot water, following a judge’s decision to admit an anonymous review from as evidence in an infringement case.

The decision was part of a case involving two competing health club chains. YouFit, a Florida-based health club chain, sued two of its former franchisees for trademark infringement after they opened their own chain of “Fit U” health clubs.

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