Mark from 248am.com is being sued by Benihana restaurant in Kuwait for having reported a bad experience he had at their restaurant.
You can read here the court order here and read about it on CNN iReport and Gulf News.
Let’s show our support for Mark who also blogs here and is one of the most prominent bloggers in Kuwait.
I always thought I would get sued or harassed first but it seems restaurants in Lebanon react more positively to critics.
i think benihana just gave themselves a minus for not taking criticism well.
Wow! This is ridiculous! Imagine getting sued for a bad restaurant review. My review of Classic Burger was really not the best and I described it as “Overrated” and you know what they did? They put it up on their website!
Benihana is just being a sour puss, and they need to stop taking things so personally!
Let’s support Mark, he speaks for all bloggers.
Great post! Have added Blog Baladi to the list of other blogs who have written about Mark at Mich Cafe and will also add the banner 🙂
All bloggers should unite so Benihana Kuwait can drop their stupid lawsuit against Mark!If Benihana wins, it would mean every review from now on needs to be candy coated (which sucks) – then we might still be sued for being overly saccharine or sarcastic!
Put Q8 in the list of dictatorships to fall…What a crock!
they put it so far that they want Mark to be forced to close his website! are they serious? Mark review is wayyyy less offending than what they are doing to their own brand. Benihana is quite dead in Kuwait from now on.
oh and it didn’t take time before someone put this case on wikipedia, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benihana
free publicity for you guys! You should be happy 🙂