Yelp review gets couple sued

From FOX31 (Denver):  A Jefferson County couple never thought a Yelp review would get them slapped with a lawsuit.

A year later, Matt White’s Yelp review cost him $65,000 in legal fees. That’s about twice what he says he had to spend to get his new wood floors fixed by two companies.

His review of Footprints Floors, posted in 2013, led to a defamation lawsuit that White and his fiancée, Amanda Jameer, called a blatant attack on free speech.

“I feel like we`re being bullied. It’s still unbelievable to me even though we’ve been going through this for a year,” Jameer said.

Among the highlights of White’s review: “Absolutely horrible experience. … I have 4,000 square feet of sandpaper on the floor and Footprints believes there is nothing wrong. I have shoe prints in the stain, dust, debris and filler trapped under my stain. … The quality of the work is absolutely deplorable.”

White claimed Footprints Floors left him with a staircase that didn’t meet code, colors that didn’t match and doors that wouldn’t open because the floors hadn’t been leveled properly.

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