New Yorkers post hundreds of Google reviews every day.  A downstate couple who posted an unfavorable review of an orthodontist after the dentist treated the couple’s child were sued by the orthodontist for defamation.  A claim for defamation requires proof that the defendant made a false statement;  and a defamation claim can be defeated by showing the statement was an opinion and/or criticism (which are generally protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. [...]

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