A Utah apartment complex is going one better: instead of squelching negative reviews, owners of the complex are trying to coerce tenants into giving positive feedback.
Last week, tenants at City Park Apartments, located in Salt Lake City, received a "Facebook Addendum" posted on their doors, outlining what's expected of them.
The predictable results are already rolling in.
I don t want to be forced to be someone s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that, tenant Jason Ring told KSL-TV.
In general, contracts that require customers to give up their rights to review services haven't held up in court.
In 2003, a New York judge found that a contract barring customers from publishing reviews of software programs "without prior consent" violated that state's unfair competition law.