Julian McMillan, showing off the Yelp page in question.
SAN FRANCISCO—A San Diego lawyer has filed a motion to immediately put on hold last year’s lawsuit that Yelp filed against him. The online reviews giant accuses Julian McMillan of orchestrating false reviews for his own law practice, a charge he squarely denies.
“It has no merit,” McMillan told Ars last year. “I assure you I never asked anyone to do that.”
Yelp’s August 2013 lawsuit alleges breach of contract, intentional interference with contract, unfair competition, and false advertising. This is only the second such case that Yelp has ever brought in its corporate history, although a third was filed in September 2013.
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