OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Omaha residence constructing firm, Superstar Houses, despatched prospects concerned in contracts with the corporate an e-mail that its provision prohibiting detrimental on-line evaluations wouldn’t be enforced.
“In line with the (Nebraska) Lawyer Basic’s Workplace, we used a provision in your contract that unlawfully restricted you from sharing trustworthy and truthful info and opinions about your experiences with us,” the September letter notes.
Lawyer Basic Doug Peterson’s workplace alleged the “non-disparagement” provision violated the state’s Client Evaluate Equity Act and Client Safety Act.
Superstar Houses mentioned in an announcement they merely weren’t conscious of the legislation. “As soon as notified by the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace, we made acceptable changes to our agreements,” it mentioned.
Jim Hegarty, president of the Higher Enterprise Bureau, mentioned “in some circumstances, companies simply do not perceive that it isn’t one thing they’re allowed to do.”
Superstar Houses has an ‘F’ ranking from the Higher Enterprise Bureau. “They don’t seem to be responding to complaints that the B.B.B. is forwarding to them…for a response,” Hegarty mentioned.
The corporate reiterated within the letter that every one prospects can share their “trustworthy and truthful info and opinions.”
In line with the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace, Superstar Houses agreed to pay $15,000 over the supply.