A Natomas lawyer is suing a Yelp user for a negative review he claims was fabricated just to hurt his law firm.
However, for the lawsuit to move forward, bankruptcy attorney Anthony Hughes will need to convince Yelp to reveal the identity of the person who wrote the review.
The Yelp reviewer is known only as"Shaan D." In her review, Shaan D. said Hughes was a nightmare bankruptcy attorney and claimed he solicited her to go out with him when she asked for his help. Hughes denies the claims posted on the review.
News10 sent the user a message on Yelp, but did not get a reply.
"I think that this is a review writer for hire from India," Hughes said.
He believes the review was made up to hurt his business.
"The bankruptcy attorney industry is very competitive," Hughes explained. "So I haven't ruled out the fact that it could be a competitor."