Can I sue Rate My Professors for a review about me?

Rate My Professors occasionally receives removal demands that include threats to sue Rate My Professors.  To date, no one has followed through with a lawsuit against us for our reviews.

The law protects Rate My Professors from legal responsibility for the content submitted by our users, like the reviews that appear on our site.  Specifically, the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. Sec. 230) created 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.

The law is clear on this.  Anyone who wishes to sue Rate My Professors for the reviews posted by our members risks penalties imposed by the court. These may include financial sanctions and reimbursement of our attorney's fees for our having to defend against a lawsuit that ignores obvious legal protections for Rate My Professors.

If, despite our caution, you feel that legal action is the only recourse for you, our address for service of legal process is:

Cheddar, Inc.

1 State Street, 25th Fl.

New York, NY 10004

If you intend to serve documents on Cheddar, Inc., please make sure that service is properly affected in the US in accordance with all applicable law.  We are not obligated to respond if service is not valid.

Remember:  This FAQ is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should not rely upon this information without seeking advice from an attorney who is competent in the relevant field of law.

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