GREENSBORO, N.C. - Before you book a hotel, eat at a new restaurant or buy a product online, you read the reviews first! To help you out, a new bill on the president's desk would make the reviews more accurate. It bans companies from keeping you from writing negative reviews about them because that's something that's legal right now.
In all the fine print companies always make you sign sometimes companies include a clause saying they can fine or sue you if you write a negative review about them.
That happened to Jen Palmer. She wrote a bad review after a company never sent her a product she ordered. Three years later, the company called her husband demanding he take it down.
“I hear him screaming from the basement. He's yelling his head off. I'm just trying to figure out what this is," Palmer said.
She had unknowingly signed something saying the company could fine her $3,500. 2 Wants to Know first told you her story back in 2013. Since then, our Tegna team has been working with lawmakers to get a fix.
After all that time, the bipartisan bill would let state attorney generals go after any company which tried to get you with one of these negative review clauses. The president is expected to sign it in the next few days.
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