The dentist who sued a reviewer on Yelp.com won the first round
of her court battle yesterday when a judge overruled a motion to
dismiss the suit.
Yelp.com, one of the original defendants in the suit, will
appeal the ruling and the other defendants, Tai Jing and Jia Ma,
will probably appeal as well, according to Paul Clifford, one of
Yvonne Wong, D.D.S., of Foster City, CA, showed she had at least
a minimal chance of prevailing, so the case should not be dismissed
under California's anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public
participation) law, the judge ruled.