PissedConsumer goes after Solvera Group

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The Solvera Group’s problems are mounting as PissedConsumer has brought legal action against the company as well as several other online reputation management firms.

In late August, the Texas Attorney General filed a complaint against the company, alleging it defrauded courts by filing bogus defamation lawsuits on behalf of possibly-unaware clients, utilizing duped lawyers with bogus statements from fake defendants, according to TechDirt.

The most recent filing in Contra Costa County, California, alleges Solvera and the other firms “orchestrated some or all of these schemes of fake litigation to remove consumer reviews.”

According to Eugene Volokh, who writes an opinion column for the Washington Post, ” In spring 2016, Michael Podolsky of Consumer Opinion — which runs PissedConsumer.com — wrote a blog post claiming that several libel lawsuits brought over PissedConsumer posts looked suspicious; he thought that the ostensible defendants in those cases, who stipulated that their posts were libelous, weren’t really the authors of those posts.”