Reddit user trevely says he purchased a Medialink Wireless-N Broadband Router from Amazon last September, but had multiple concerns about the product as soon as he received it.
And something appeared to be amiss with the Amazon reviews of the product.
His original post, the company's response and his edited critique may be found here. (Although, according to the link below: Neither the letter nor the user can be confirmed)
Did you know Companies, have every right to sue people who write reviews on websites that they may feel are libelous or defamatory?
In 2012, a Virginia court sided with a contractor who received a negative review from a woman on Yelp, claiming defamation. The woman who wrote the review said the service was poor and accused the contractor of stealing her jewelry. She was sued for $750,000.
In 2011, a book author sued a man, though unsuccessfully, who wrote negative reviews about his book on Amazon.
In 2006, a woman in Florida won $11.3 million in a lawsuit resulting from defamatory remarks on an Internet message board.Answer Question
Defamation of character is a sue-able offense, I think. So you can say or write your opinion of someone service BUT you can't accuse them of stealing from you.
Answer by momngram at 11:37 AM on May. 9, 2014
Added bonus, Amazon has now banned Medialink from using Amazon to sell their products. The company is NOW trying to blame the reviewer for all the job losses this will create, ignoring that sending that letter in the first place was a violation of Amazon's ToS.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:44 AM on May. 9, 2014
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