graeme_p - 4:29 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
But what about those that are NOT truthful? This leaves business owners with no avenue to remove negative reviews left by competitors, etc.
Not really: she lost because of particular circumstances, and her case against the people who posted the review is still pending.
Had that case been heard in the UK it would have run to millions in costs.
Ah yes, but that means a mere dentist would be unlikely to take the risk of suing. In the UK you have to be RICH to sue, or defend, a libel case.
This is one of a the areas where US law is clearly better than the US (Of course there are some the other way round).