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Can you get sued for giving a review of a business online. That is certainly the case when, this week, a child care center filed a lawsuit against a mother who posted a bad review online at Google.com .

In the lawsuit filed by RLB Inc. , the parent company of the Blue Ash Educational Building, they are accusing Erinn Richard of knowingly making false statements about the local child care center. With an unknown alias , Erinn wrote on Oct 6, 2010 :

Horrible I found this school to be a complete mystery. My child attended this school and we as parents were to drop them off, being unable to ever go into the classroom on a day to day basis. I never met my sons teacher when he moved to another classroom and was kept in the dark about his behavior. I would not recommend anyones pet to attend this school. A childs education requires parent and teacher education and i didn’t receive it from that place. NEVER AGAIN!!!

To read the rest of the Google reviews, click here

To read more about the lawsuit go to wlwt.com

So the big question is this: Is this lawsuit a violation of free speech? Is it libel to talk bad about a business online? Is it now unsafe to talk bad about a business on a website? Let us know by writing your comments below.

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