Seattle lawyer-and-doctor rating site Avvo wins free speech suit

Apr 06, 12

Seattle-based Avvo has a right to post its ratings of lawyers and doctors online.

That’s according to the U.S. District Court in Seattle, which ruled last week that the website, with its health and legal directory and question and answer forum, is protected under Washington state’s anti-SLAPP law.

Josh King, PPP Board member and attorney at Avvo said the case “is really a victory for First Amendment rights in Washington.”

Read the full article from Business Journal here: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2012/04/02/seattle-lawyer-and-doctor-rating-site.html?page=all

3 Comments

  1. Im starting to think these generic, free-for-all directories are on their way out, they barely show up in search results anymore. Niche directories are the way forward!

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