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Patient can sue dentist who tried to censor online reviews

More bad news for Stacy Makhnevich:

A patient who faced legal threats after writing a negative review about his dentist has cleared a key legal hurdle, as a New York court rejected the dentist’s “ridiculous” arguments for dismissing the lawsuit.

via Pain relief: patient can sue dentist who tried to censor online reviews | Ars Technica.

Online patient reviews are extremely powerful. In many ways they are a great way for consumers to find out about good and bad products services and dentists. On the other hand as the system works now it is easily susceptible to fraud and malicious manipulation. Professionals are at an extreme disadvantage.

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