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New extortion lawsuit filed against review site Yelp

A new lawsuit has been filed against the popular online review site Yelp as business owners claim the company is extorting them for advertising dollars.

Mr. Boris Levitt, the owner of a furniture restoration business called Renaissance, has filed the latest lawsuit against Yelp.

Mr. Levitt is claiming Yelp has removed positive reviews of his business on the community, leaving mainly the negative ones, after Mr. Levitt allegedly declined a solicitation for monthly advertising dollars by Yelp. He is claiming Yelp is advertising its business as an unbiased reviews website, when in fact they are removing and manipulating reviews when businesses chose not to advertise with them.

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