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This article says "police found that her claims didn't add up." But they give no source for making that statement, and another, linked, article which seems to have been used as source material for this one says merely that "a police investigation revealed no conclusive evidence that Dietz employees had removed valuables from her home."

That's a far cry from establishing that her claims (which were that the company, Dietz Development, had done shoddy work and billed her for work that they didn't do, and that her jewelry was missing after they were there are false claims.

Dietz Development has sued the reviewer for $750,000. I don't know the reviewer's financial situation, but if she's like most ordinary Americans that sounds to me like an attempt to completely destroy her financially.

Yelp has reviews for Dietz Development here and here. So far, they don't seem to have enhanced their reputation any by suing a customer for (presumably) all she's worth.

1 posted on 12/08/2012 4:33:09 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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She accused them, seemingly falsely, of a crime. Her purpose was to destroy the company, based on false premises. They should own her.


2 posted on 12/08/2012 4:37:29 PM PST by EDINVA
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The article does not give out any info; therefore, I can’t make heads or tails of it.


3 posted on 12/08/2012 4:42:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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"currently only two reviews can be found, with one slamming the company for taking things to court."

Hmmmmm.

4 posted on 12/08/2012 4:45:30 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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I caught on to Yelp after a friend suggested that I check their reviews on places that I already patronized often.

The reviews were terrible and did not match my experience. After more investigation I found that the more a business paid Yelp the better the reviews got.

I don't use Yelp at all since then.

6 posted on 12/08/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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>>So far, they don’t seem to have enhanced their reputation any by suing a customer for (presumably) all she’s worth. <<

If someone comes after your livelihood, the gloves are off. After I destroyed them financially, I would get the title on their home and sew the soil with salt. Then I would come after them criminally.

There would not be a corner of the world they would be safe from my wrath.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 4:49:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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Probably the best way to handle this is to not give any review, unless you can give a god review.

For the consumer, the fact that some business might only have a few good reviews, or no reviews at all, will be a signal that it may not be a good business to deal with.

Just as, when an employer calls in regards to a potential hire,and doesn’t get much out of that previous employer, other than a confirmation of previous employment is an employers way of saying the former employee is a bad employee.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 4:50:22 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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Being sued is far better than being shot or tarred and feathered.

Defamation has consequences


9 posted on 12/08/2012 4:52:45 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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suing one of your customers.
bad karma


10 posted on 12/08/2012 5:20:31 PM PST by RockyTx
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Good. It is about freakin’ time.

Companies are constantly faced with “false” statements from unhappy consumers. Sometimes it is a real complaint valid through legal means.

Most anonymous reviews are rants and are not presenting all the facts.

And even if the company refutes the ‘claim,’ the review is often never deleted.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 6:35:54 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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One bad review on Yelp destroys a company?

Really?


17 posted on 12/08/2012 7:05:57 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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My wife went to a doctor specifically to get a prescription renewed, which they said they could do, until they learned exactly what it was. “Sorry, we don’t fill prescriptions of that type. That will be $150 for the visit, though, please.” We’re torn between writing a negative review of this sort for this doctor, and risking retaliation, vs. just eating the $150 cost.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 7:57:15 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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