Media & Press Coverage of Tuan Kuu v. Cai (Fort Bend, Texas)

Lan CaiThis case involves a 20-year old Texas nursing student, Lan Cai, who was a victim of a severe car accident by a drunk driver. She sought legal assistance to help her through insurance and other issues. She went to the Houston-based Tuan A. Kuu’s law firm based on a referral. She had bad experiences with them, how they treated her, and how they handled her case. She ultimately decided to go with another lawyer to represent her. She complained online and wrote a negative Yelp and Facebook review about Tuan Kuu’s law firm.

Attorney Keith NguyenShe was subsequently warned and threatened by Attorney Keith Nguyen to remove her reviews. When she didn’t comply, Tuan Kuu’s law firm filed a lawsuit against her for $100,000-$200,000. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed and an award for $26,000 was granted to her for attorney’s fees.

Although she was victorious, this is yet another outrageous case of someone trying to blackmail and threaten someone into silence and to force the withdrawal of someone’s negative Yelp reviews and complaints about a service provider.

Most recent articles listed first. (This page will be periodically updated as the story is reported.)

After Lawsuit Victory

Kansas City Star (December 2, 2016)
A law firm tried to sue a student over a bad Yelp review. The judge wasn’t having it.

Initial Lawsuit Filed

Techdirt (August 2, 2016)
Houston Law Firm Sues Student With Severe Back Injuries For $200k After She Posts Negative Reviews To Yelp, Facebook

FindLaw (August 1, 2016)
Firm, Called Super Unprofessional for Bedroom Visit, Sues Client

Australasian Lawyer (July 29, 2016)
Waitress sued by law firm over critical online reviews

Houston Press (July 29, 2016)
Student Sued by Law Firm for Bad Facebook Review Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

ABA Journal (July 28, 2016)
Law firm sues ex-client over her online reviews about ‘pushy’ and ‘super unprofessional’ lawyers

The Independent (July 28, 2016)
Law firm suing 20-year-old woman for writing a bad review online

Newser (July 28, 2016)
She Gave a Law Firm a Bad Online Review. They Sued

Houston Press (July 27, 2016)
Law Firm Sues 20-Year-Old Waitress Over Unflattering Yelp, Facebook Reviews

Chron (July 27, 2016)
Law firm sues woman after she posts negative reviews on Facebook, Yelp

Click2Houston: KPRC2 (July 25, 2016)
Woman sued over bad online review


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1 Comment

  1. This is becoming ridiculous! Presidential contenders, State legislature contenders, celebrities, books, newspapers, magazines, mass media state their opinions every minute of every day with much of it negatively offering their opinion or perspective, yet here is a butt hurt attorney who didn’t represent his client as contracted and she exposed him. Good for her!! This is legal abuse done with pure intent to bully, intimidate, control by exploiting someone’s lack of knowledge and vulnerabilities. I hope the attorney is disbarred for using his career to violate the oath he took.

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