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Court tells Lovin' Dublin to remove bad restaurant review from website

Kokoro Sushi Bento initiated proceedings last week.

A COURT TOLD Lovin’ Dublin on Friday to remove an online review published last month about Kokoro Sushi Bento, a restaurant on South William Street.

The legal proceedings were initiated by the sushi business following the publication of the article which made a number of unverified claims.

Stewart & Ino Solicitors, acting for the plaintiffs, told that the mandatory injunction was obtained on Friday afternoon and the piece was removed from the site.

The review, written by the site’s owner Niall Harbison, was shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

The publishers have also been told to remove all references to the piece on social media and to work with Google to ensure against cached searches.

The food company had initially just sought for the review to be removed from the Lovin’ Dublin site which has a significant following. However, it may now also look for an apology, costs and either compensation or a donation to charity.

Solicitors for the eatery said that the review has “caused considerable losses to the business”.

Harbison told that he could not comment on the case as legal proceedings had been taken. He confirmed that Lovin’ Dublin were complying with the injunction.

More recently, Kokoro has received some good press from international wrestling star Sheamus.

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