Earlier this month, the 1st District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in Gruber v. Yelp, Inc., 2020 DJDAR 10867 (Oct 7, 2020). Gruber adheres to an unfortunate trend in some courts to stretch provisions of the California Invasion of Privacy Act to cover situations beyond the statutory text. Gruber also fails to address, much less mention, an important issue of statutory interpretation that is now pending before the California Supreme Court.

 

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