Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Pissed Consumer has had its share of defamation cases filed against it. In many of those cases we were represented by Marc Randazza. Randazza just won a short, but important appellate court case in Florida involving the proper venue for a case to be brought. In Comins v. VanVoorhis, Case No. 2009-CA-15047-O, Ninth Jud. Cir. of Orange County, Florida, Randazza's client wrote an article about a wealthy business man who shot someone's dogs, claiming that they were wolves. The individual who shot the dogs, Christopher Comins, filed a defamation suit against Randazza's client, which wound up being dismissed because he didn't give the...
Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

At Pissed Consumer, we get a lot of flak from companies that want to take down negative reviews, and they get very creative about it. Most half-decent lawyers know that a straight up defamation claim will not get past 47 U.S.C. § 230. But, most also know that Section 230 does not stop a copyright claim. Therefore, some lawyers think they can get creative and misuse copyright. This is a form of copyright trolling, and the last company that tried to go after Randazza’s clients in a copyright trolling operation did not find it was to their benefit. “Using copyright to try and take...
Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Five stars. Two thumbs up. 100 percent. As consumers, we rely on product reviews to steer us in the right purchasing decision. It’s easy to see why we, the buyers, might need positive reviews. After all, if you have a great experience at a particular restaurant, your positive review encourages others to visit the restaurant. Hungry patrons and restaurant owners alike are thrilled about every positive review. The same can be said for movies, video games, books, service and virtually any other experience. But what about the experiences that aren’t very good? Do we need negative reviews just as much as positive...
Roca Labs v. Opinion Corp (DBA PissedConsumer.com). Roca Labs seems likely continue to sue customers who speak out

Roca Labs v. Opinion Corp (DBA PissedConsumer.com). Roca Labs seems likely continue to sue customers who speak out

Dear PissedConsumer User: Not everyone believes you should have the right to express yourself about the companies who take your hard-earned money for their products and services. Roca Labs certainly does not. Please read on to learn about the legal campaign Roca Labs is undertaking to punish consumers who complain about its products. Roca Labs is doing whatever it can to identify former customers and others who have posted their comments here so it can take legal action against them to prevent them from expressing themselves and informing other consumers about their experiences. PissedConsumer is fighting the actions of Roca Labs in...
How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

We all make mistakes. The only thing that’s worse than making a mistake is not being able to fix it in time. Pissed Consumer gives people a chance to share their stories, experiences and opinions about companies. Sometimes, however, a person could realize that he/she posted something in error or that some information posted was incorrect. At that point it may be necessary to remove a complaint. Removing Your Own Posted Complaint If you are a Pissed Consumer user, you may have posted an experience previously, only to realize that you’ve made an error. If that is the case, you can remove your complaint from...