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Old 02-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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its your opinion/experience and you cant be sued for it..
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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AFAIK, as long as what you say is true there is nothing they can do about it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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If it is a truly terrible experience with no attempt to reimburse or make it right, contact the BBB.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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What if the dealership is your friend on Facebook, and you tag them in your post "I went to ******* and here is what happened"
There's nothing illegal about honest reviews. I suppose you're thinking of false accusations. Even those are hard for someone to pin you down for.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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What if the dealership is your friend on Facebook, and you tag them in your post "I went to ******* and here is what happened"
Im no lawyer but I dont see why shouldnt be able to do that as long as all that you are saying is true. But people do get sued for the most ridiculous things now' days, its sad.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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What if the dealership is your friend on Facebook, and you tag them in your post "I went to ******* and here is what happened"
Sooo leme get this straight. You wanna post shit about a company. A bad experience. And you're friends with them on Facebook?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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If it is a truly terrible experience with no attempt to reimburse or make it right, contact the BBB.

x2, I've had to threaten a company with a BBB complaint, got them in line real quick.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Sooo leme get this straight. You wanna post shit about a company. A bad experience. And you're friends with them on Facebook?
He's got a good point there. Don't be one of those people that "Likes" Toyota on Facebook and then all you do is cover their page in slander. It's a fan page, not a review page.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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He's got a good point there. Don't be one of those people that "Likes" Toyota on Facebook and then all you do is cover their page in slander. It's a fan page, not a review page.
What he said.

Save the reviews for Yelp and whatnot. Facebook/Twitter accounts are for fans and/or quick contact and resolution.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #13
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You could be sued for libel IF what you write is untrue AND causes harm to the reputation of the company. Yeah, a business might start blowing smoke at you (or their attornies might), but you are protected under the 1st Amendment.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #14
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That being said, I doubt you can be sued for a Facebook/Yelp/Twitter post. The worst that can happen would be a Cease and Desist if you make outrageous claims that they raped your mother and poured sugar in your gas tank. Also, if it's a profile where the content can be controlled by the user (Facebook, Twitter) then they can just delete your comments.

Yelp, Angie's List, Dex, etc., are all review pages run by an independent third party. The best defense against libel is truth, so make sure your accusations are factual, supported and not just butthurt.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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I don't get this thread.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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I've had some bad experiences with car dealerships and parts manufactures in the past but I am always reluctant to post about it due to the fact that I am unaware of what a person could in trouble (sued) for posting. Anyone have any input?
You won't be sued if it's true. In court, the burden of proof is on the one making the statement. So if you said something bad about a dealership and they sued you over it, it would be up to you to prove what you said was true.
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