The ongoing battle between business owners and angry reviewers just got even more heated.
Christopher Dietz, a Washington D.C. contractor, is seeking $750,000 in damages from a former customer because she left one-star reviews on Yelp and other online review sites. Dietz says these reviews included numerous fabrications and harmed his business.
According to the suit, the customer, Jane Perez, posted reviews claiming that Dietz charged her for work that wasn’t done, damaged her home and that jewelry went missing during the project. Dietz was hired in July 2011 by Perez, a retired captain in the armed forces and former classmate of his, to paint, refinish floors and handle plumbing work, among other tasks. (You can read Perez’s Yelp review of Dietz Development here). The trial started on Monday in Fairfax, Virginia.
Via OPENForum.com: “Business Owner Sues Customer For $750,000 Over Yelp Review”