Angie’s List Fraud Lawsuits

Class Action Attorneys in Philadelphia

In August of 2015, a federal judge upheld a Pennsylvania woman’s lawsuit against Angie’s List, the popular business review site, over accusations of fraud, breach of contract, and unfair business practices. The plaintiff, represented by Attorneys Richard M. Golomb, Ruben Honik, David J. Stanoch, and Kenneth J. Grunfeld of Golomb & Honik, P.C., alleges that the website failed to disclose policies allowing service providers to pay “advertising fees” to filter and manipulate their reviews.

Important Information About the Angie’s List Lawsuit

The plaintiff discovered these policies after submitting a negative review for a contractor on Angie’s List and finding that the contractor had a number of other bad reviews that she initially was not able to access. After speaking with an Angie’s List representative over why she did not originally have access to all reviews for any given service provider, and then speaking with an acquaintance who claimed he paid to “be at the top of search results,” she discovered that service providers could indeed pay to suppress negative reviews.

The judge agreed that this practice is in direct violation of the company’s advertising, which claims that businesses don’t pay and that the best interests of the consumer come first. To learn more about the suit, click here.

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Angie’s List is not the impartial conduit for reviews it claims to be; rather, it has actively distorted the integrity of search results right under the noses of subscribers who were led to believe otherwise. “Pay-to-play” activity involving collusion with service providers constitutes fraud and misrepresentation. As long as Angie’s List continues to accept money from businesses in exchange for greater exposure, it will be difficult for them to shake the negative attention they have endured as a result of their untrustworthy, untruthful, and unethical conduct.

Customers who pay for a subscription to Angie’s List may potentially be eligible to take part in a class action lawsuit against the company. The Philadelphia class action attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. offer free, no-obligation consultations to begin discussing the details of your case.

To learn whether you are eligible to take legal action, please call us today at (215) 278-4449.