California Non-Disparagement Law Investigations: Are Your Rights Being Restricted?

Last Updated on June 10, 2024

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
California residents who used one of the websites or apps under investigation for potential violations of the state’s non-disparagement law.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that some websites and apps may have violated a California law by including in their terms and conditions what’s known as a “non-disparagement clause”—which, in general, aims to prohibit users from making negative statements about a company or its products. The attorneys are now gathering affected users to take legal action.
Which Websites/Apps Are Under Investigation?
BluestoneLane.com, and the Bluestone Lane app.
What Am I Signing Up For, Exactly?
You’re signing up for what’s known as “mass arbitration,” which involves hundreds or thousands of consumers bringing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time and over the same issue. This is different from class action litigation and takes place outside of court.
Does This Cost Anything?
It costs nothing to sign up, and the attorneys will only get paid if they win your claim.
How Much Could I Get?
While there are no guarantees, the California Civil Code states that companies may owe each consumer up to $5,000 or more for violations of the law’s non-disparagement clause provision.

The information submitted on this page will be forwarded to Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC who has sponsored this investigation.

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