Recently a landmark decision was handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The case was a class action lawsuit headed by Boris Y. Levitt, business owner in Northern California, and was accusing Yelp! of extortion or attempted extortion of advertising payments by manipulating the business' reviews and ratings. This wasn't the first time Yelp had been accused of this practice, heck, it wasn't even the fifth time, and yet again Yelp won as the court ruled that "the business owners failed sufficiently to allege that Yelp wrongfully threatened economic loss by manipulating user reviews." A link to the actual court case follows this article.