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In a nutshell, this site is really dedicated to assisting the world with making informed choices. Nothing less, Nothing more.
I find myself walking around lower Manhattan looking for a place to eat with some friends. Somewhere near Spring Street and West Broadway, we find a cozy little place that we all agree upon. My friends were in town for the weekend as one of my cousins was getting married the following day.
As far as the restaurant is concerned, it was some of the best food we had had in years. I must have passed the place a thousand times; I walk past it on my way to work. But I never knew how great the restaurant was. They did not advertise and no one told me. I do not recall seeing large crowds there either or it might have stood out.
Our conversation over dinner was all over the place and building frustration. I had learned that two of my friends found a store that sold tuxedos for about the same money I spent to rent one. To add to the frustration, the hotel they were staying at charged them vastly different amounts for their hotel rooms, which were identical in every way.
When the conversation turned to who was coming to the wedding, and to seeing the family. We spoke of the health issues that have become of our parents. One said their doctor constantly makes major breakthroughs and was a genius. Unfortunately, my other friend mentioned he has had far less of an experience, even blaming the doctor for some serious misdiagnosis that lead to improper treatment for what was essentially the wrong illness. Indeed, one of the doctors was far better than the other. But how was anyone to know which doctor was so great, and be warned about the bad one?
Then we reminisced about our college days. We had all graduated from a University in Los Angeles almost two decades earlier. I remember the dean, the first day of school, telling us that a degree from his school would assure us a respected career and the wealth and knowledge that was second to none. He boasted of the great employment numbers and the average earnings of the graduates. We were led to believe that we could graduate, and shortly after we would find gainful employment and change the world. We all thought of the big houses, the cars, the vacations, and the bank accounts.
Looking back at it all, we were certainly naive. However, to my defense, I was an eighteen year old living in LA without my parents and I really did not appreciate how big and tough the work really was. I remember thinking that I worked so hard in college, that the work-force would be a breeze. Having to pay rent became a great eye awaking event about reality.
So there I sat listening to the conversation, when the truth came to me faster than the Tequila Sunrise in my hand. Did I really make an informed decision about anything? Could I have been so wrong? Why didn’t anyone tell me the truth before? If I only knew each time before, I would have bought my Tux instead of renting; I would have helped my friends pay $250 less for their hotel room, and I would never have let my parents go back to a doctor that was so bad.
There were many resources at my disposal. Perhaps I could have found out a lot of the needed information myself. Perhaps I could have asked more questions. However, research takes a lot of time and effort. Even then, information available was not necessarily what was truly wanted or needed or the information may not have been related.
Henceforth, the birth of Tell All! While I cannot solve the world’s problems, I will try to help others do so, forming a team-effort. In return, I ask that you help me, and kind of pay it forward at the same time.
Ultimately, we as a society need to make informed decisions. The more informed we are, the m ore informed the decisions we make can be, and the smarter we are about those decisions. Therefore, if you Tell Me, You will Tell All. Help others make the right decisions and hopefully avoid the bad choices that have made in the past.
Tell All strives to be fair. We will not publish hate mail, or unsubstantiated claims. Please, we ask you to be fair also. It is through fairness and truth in the information gathered in this site, that others will learn and benefit from, going forward.
The Tell All Team.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT LIKE YOUR LISTING AND WANT TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SITE
This site contains a listing of attorneys, lawyers, doctors, medical facilities, accountants, plumbers, restaurants, cars, stores, schools, hotels, travel destinations, clubs, manufacturers, and 1,000’s of other businesses and professionals. Some are good, some not so good. On occasion, a business my stop operations, change names, or a professional may retire or pass away. The purpose of this site is not to offend anyone. It is merely to provide an honest portal for the public to find how businesses, products and professionals are rated by others. No different than the way hotel rating sites work, or food ratings site operate. Rather than get angry with negative feedback, try doing a better job. We will not remove any feedback without substantial cause. The law protects us.
If you are angry about your feedback and still want to pursue a law suit, do your research first. Our own law firm had provided us with two simple statements that you should be aware of, including that the law provides for recapture of attorney fees to internet providers from harassing or SLAPP suits.
1. 47 USC Section 230 is a Federal Law that permits many entities to "host" other people's content without being liable for either defamation or libel. As established by case law and by a reading of the statute, Section 230 creates a federal immunity to any cause of action that would make service providers liable for information originating with a third-party user of the service." Zeran v. AOL, 129 F.3d 327, 330 (4th Cir. 1997).
2. Section 230 also protects service providers who delete obscene or improper comments relating to a third party comment. Under 230(c)(2)(A), ``(2) Civil liability.--No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of-- ``(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected;
3. The Supreme Court of the United States has held that anonymity of speech is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution (see McIntyre v. Ohio, 514 U.S. at 337; Talley v. State of California, 362 U.S. 60). United States courts also have consistently recognized that the right to speak anonymously extends to speech on the Internet.
Lastly, I advise to look at the case of Doe v. Myspace, Inc., 474 F.Supp.2d 843 (W.D. Tex., 2007). Below is a portion of the courts analysis:
A. Communications Decency Act of 1996
The Communications Decency Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. § 230 (the "CDA" or the "Act"), states that "[n]o provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1). Neither party contests that MySpace is an "interactive computer service" as defined by the CDA, and it is clear that MySpace meets the statutory definition of such a service. See 47 U.S.C. § 230(f)(2). The term "information content provider" means "any person or entity that is responsible, in whole or in part, for the creation or development of information provided through the Internet or any other interactive computer service." 47 U.S.C. § 230(f)(3). It is also clear that both Julie Doe and Pete Solis qualify as "information content providers" with respect to their communications through MySpace.
In crafting Section 230, Congress made the following findings:
(1) The rapidly developing array of Internet and other interactive computer services available to individual Americans represent an extraordinary advance in the availability of educational and informational resources to our citizens.
(2) These services offer users a great degree of control over the information that they receive, as well as the potential for even greater control in the future as technology develops.
(3) The Internet and other interactive computer services offer a forum for a true diversity of political discourse, unique opportunities for cultural development, and myriad avenues for intellectual activity.
(4) The Internet and other interactive computer services have flourished, to the benefit of all Americans, with a minimum of government regulation.
(5) Increasingly Americans are relying on interactive media for a variety of political, educational, cultural, and entertainment services.
47 U.S.C. § 230(a).
The policy underlying the CDA is the promotion of "the continued development of the Internet and other interactive computer services…." 47 U.S.C. § 230(b)(1). To ensure that web site operators and other interactive computer services would not be crippled by lawsuits arising out of third-party communications, the Act provides interactive computer services with immunity. See Dimeo v. Max, 433 F.Supp.2d 523, 528 (E.D.Pa.2006) ("The provision `precludes courts from entertaining claims that would place a computer service provider in a publisher's role,' and therefore bars `lawsuits seeking to hold a service provider liable for its exercise of a publisher's traditional editorial functions — such as deciding whether to publish, withdraw, postpone, or alter content.'") (quoting Green v. America Online, 318 F.3d 465, 471 (3d Cir.2003); Zeran v. America Online, Inc., 129 F.3d 327, 330 (4th Cir. 1997)). The CDA thus encourages web sites and other "interactive computer services" to create forums for people to exchange their thoughts and ideas by protecting web sites and interactive computer services from potential liability for each message republished by their services. See Carafano v. Metrosplash.com., Inc., 339 F.3d 1119, 1122-24 (9th Cir.2003); Zeran, 129 F.3d at 330-31.
If you are still a bit upset about your listing, email us and let us know. We will try to assist you in resolving your matter. There are literally 100’s of cases on this topic and all come to the same conclusion. We reserve the right to add your comments to your profile.
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