Court Rules Yelp Can Manipulate Business Ratings
This month, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Yelp. The suit claimed the company extorts advertising dollars from businesses in exchange for good reviews, a practice the federal court said is not illegal.
Mass. High Court Rules in Favor of Tesla
This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a lower court’s ruling that dealers did not have grounds to challenge Tesla Motors’ ability to sell vehicles in the state.
Black Book Partners With Cars.com
Black Book will now offer Cars.com customers the benefit of leveraging the same Black Book valuation used by car dealers when pricing their vehicle.
J.D. Power Acquires Korrelate
The addition of the measurement and analytics firm expands J.D. Power’s capabilities to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising spending.
ADP Plans to Spin Off Dealer Services Business
The company expects to complete the separation of the two companies in the early part of the fourth quarter. Leading the Dealer Service business unit will be ADP executives Steve Anenen and Al Nietzel.