Press Release

Haynes Boone Secures Victory for Yelp Against Texas Attorney General

March 01, 2024

Haynes Boone secured a significant victory for its client, Yelp, in a case against the Texas Attorney General. A Bastrop County District Court judge ruled in favor of Yelp and dismissed the case.

The lawsuit centered on Yelp's notification to users about the services offered by crisis pregnancy centers nationwide.

The court dismissed the lawsuit in its entirety, due to a lack of jurisdiction over Yelp. The decision is a significant victory for Yelp and its commitment to providing users with accurate information, especially when searching for healthcare services. 

“We are pleased with the court’s decision, which rightfully recognizes the case should never have been filed in Texas,” Haynes Boone Media Law Practice Group Chair Laura Prather said. "We are dedicated to protecting our clients' right to free speech." 

Multiple news outlets covered the victory including The Hill, Austin American Statesmanand Law360.