Congress Defends Consumers’ Right to Write Negative Reviews

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Congress is defending consumers’ rights to write bad reviews. Some businesses have had customers sign non-disparagement clauses and then filed suit in response to bad reviews. The bipartisan legislation passed by the House of Representatives last week notes that fair reviews are important to the economy.

Senate passed a similar bill last year. Now, the two bills must be reconciled before being sent to the president. Both bills ban business contracts for goods and services that forbid negative or truthful reviews, giving the Federal Trade Commission enforcement over the issue, reports Yakima HeraldFull Story

Related: CA Protects Consumers’ Right to Post Reviews Online; Yelp Deemed Not Liable for Negative Reviews.