dpd1 - 1:37 am on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Then when it comes to ask for the check, they hint how they regularly do reviews on yelp, and imply that a break in the price would be appreciated. She says it feels like she is being held hostage.
It feels like extortion, because it is. It pretty much indicates where a lot of those routine reviewer's heads are at. If it were me, I'd flat out ask them if they were inferring that they would give me a bad review if I didn't give them a break, then keep their name from their card. If anything popped up and sounded familiar, I would pursue it legally. That technically is in fact, extortion... Something that Yelp itself has been directly accused of in class action lawsuits. Lawsuits specializing in web defamation have been skyrocketing, and will only continue. People have actually been arrested after accosting people that gave them bad reviews.