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  • Stadelman ‘right to Yelp’ measure becomes law

    yelp 050217SPRINGFIELD – Legislation protecting the rights of consumers to leave honest online reviews of products and services without fear of retaliation was signed into law last Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

    The measure was sponsored by State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford).

    The measure prevents companies and service providers from enforcing non-disparagement clauses included in sales contracts. Such clauses typically include language that prohibits consumers from leaving negative feedback about the retailer.

  • Stadelman passes measure protecting ‘right to Yelp’

    yelp 050217SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) secured passage of legislation that protects the rights of consumers to leave honest online reviews of products and services without fear of retaliation.

    The measure prevents companies and service providers from enforcing non-disparagement clauses included in sales contracts. Such clauses typically include language that prohibits consumers from leaving negative feedback about the retailer. Oftentimes, particularly online, a consumer must accept the terms of a contract before completing a purchase.