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,
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,
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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.