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Online Review Case Goes To Virginia Supreme Court

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A Fairfax County woman ordered to remove negative online reviews of a home contractor is going to the state's highest court.

The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Citizen say they filed papers in the Supreme Court of Virginia appealing a preliminary injunction issued in Fairfax County Circuit Court. 

Jane Perez is being sued over comments she posted on the Internet regarding Dietz Development. Earlier this month, a judge ruled that the homeowner could not imply that the contractor stole items from her home, and barred her from repeating the allegations in new posts. The contractor is claiming the reviews were false and cost him business. 

The ACLU and Public Citizen say the judge's order is a violation of free speech rights. 

 

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