Curious goings on at Yelp, which is being sued for alleged extortion.
TechCrunch reports that
The plaintiff in the suit, a veterinary hospital in Long Beach, CA, is said to have requested that Yelp remove a negative review from the website, which was allegedly refused by the San Francisco startup, after which its sales representatives repeatedly contacted the hospital demanding payments of roughly $300 per month in exchange for hiding or deleting the review.
The lawsuit calls it an “extortion racket”. Desperate times and all that…