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Ripoff Report Threatening Retaliation Against Its Critics

Today I received the letter below from David Warrington of LeClair Ryan on behalf of Xcentric Ventures LLC, which operates RipoffReport.com.  According to Warrington, RipoffReport is in the pre-complaint stage of a claim based on alleged anti-competitive busines practices and a conspiracy to damage the business of Xcenetric in its operations of the RipoffReport.com website…

RipOffReport Loses Another Section 230 Case

RipOffReport Loses Another Section 230 Case On August 19th, a federal court in Iowa rejected a RipOffReport (“ROR”) claim for immunity under Communications Decency Act Section 230, explaining There is substantial evidence suggesting that the plaintiffs materially contributed to the alleged illegality of the information at issue.As noted above, there is an undisputed connection between Magedson and Meade concerning…

RipOffReport Files Civil Rights Action Against Sac County Prosecutor in Desperate Move

RipOffReport Files Civil Rights Action Against Sac County Prosecutor Desperate Move to Prevent Indictment of Founder Ed Magedson RipOffReport.com, the infamous smear site that has been called “mechanized defamation” and compared to “social waterboarding,” has filed a civil rights action against an Iowa county prosecutor in what appears to be a desperate attempt to prevent the indictment…

Tiny Sac County Indicts RipOffReport.com Operative Darren Meade

As reported earlier, Ben Smith, District Attorney for Sac County, Iowa, had launched an investigation into potential witnesses tampering and extortion committed by, on behalf of and/or at the direction of RipOffReport.com.  (See Tiny Iowa County Takes on the King of Online Defamation)  Today, Sac County issued its first indictment to Darren Meade for multiple counts of…