Angie’s List Ratings and Rankings
September 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Angie’s List. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Angie’s list deceptively represents that it publishes unedited and unfiltered commentaries and endorsements on its website and that its ratings and rankings of service providers are objective when, according to plaintiffs, Angie’s List manipulates the rankings (or order of appearance) of service providers based on consumer searches and in exchange for payments, which it allegedly hides from advertisers, members, and consumers. (Strauss d/b/a Classic Tree Care et al v. Angie’s List, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-2560, D. KS.)
For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Angie’s List and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.