Lawsuit Over Negative Yelp Review to Go to Trial

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    A lawsuit over a negative Yelp review about a Northern Virginia daycare will go to a four-day trial next year.

    Horizon Child Development Center owners Sonjia and Jimmy Jackson sued Rebecca Gonzalez after she left a negative review on Yelp, alleging the review has damaged their business' reputation, even resulting in a rejected loan. 

    Child Care Provider Suing Woman Over Negative Yelp Review

    [DC] Child Care Provider Suing Woman Over Negative Yelp Review
    Northern Virginia mom Rebecca Gonzalez thought she was doing the right thing when she left a negative review of her child's daycare on the business review site Yelp, but she's now facing a lawsuit. News4's David Culver reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    Here is a section of Gonzalez's Yelp post about the daycare:

    Woman Sued Over Online Comment

    [DC] Woman Sued Over Online Comment
    A Fairfax County mom is in a legal battle over comments she posted online about her child's daycare. She says the comments are truthful, but the daycare is suing. News4's David Culver reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    "Please do not send your child to this daycare. The owner of the daycare Sonya (sic) Jackson is extremely mean to children.... My son came home with a bruise (sic) ear.... We do not know what happened when that lady took him to her office ... and we will never know.... I exposed my own child to the physical and verbal abuse of this lady."

    The Jacksons are suing for $75,000. Friday, a judge denied Gonzalez's motion to dismiss the case, sending the suit to a four-day trial in January 2015.

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