Mealey's IP/Tech - False Advertising Claims Against Yelp Survive Anti-SLAPP Motion, Panel Finds

LOS ANGELES - Reversing a lower court's ruling, a California appeals panel on July 24 found that a man's complaint against Yelp Inc. was "aimed squarely at false advertising claims" and, as such, should not have been dismissed under California's strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) statute (James Demetriades v. Yelp Inc., No. B247151, Calif. App., 2nd Dist.; 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 671).

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