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Dentist Sued For Allegedly Trying To Get Patients To Not Criticize Her Online

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A lawsuit says there’s at least one dentist who wants her patients to shut their yappers.

According to the suit, Dr. Stacy Mahknevich allegedly forced patients to sign an agreement not to criticize her online.

The lawsuit was filed by her former patient, Robert Lee. Lee apparently posted a review of Mahknevich on Yelp, alleging he was overbilled by $4,000.

Lee claims Mahknevich said he was in breach of the privacy agreement he signed and started billing him, to the tune of $100 a day for every day his review remained online.

Mahknevich moonlights as a singer who sells her MP3s online.

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  • Jean

    How did she “force them to sign” an agreement? By insisting? Why anyone would return to her after that is beyond me. She must be one lousy dentist if she believes her own patients will critcize her online

  • DanTe

    So whose mouth is full when you go to her?

    The top of her head does look familiar.



  • J

    A complete trash and a violation of ethics.

  • Larry Schwarz

    I think this agreement violates the first amendment .If She sues then he can claim it violates his first amendment right and as Cookie says,the agreement is probably not legal.Also as Cookie says if what he says are false and that damages her practice then she has a cause of action against Mr.Lee.If Mr.Lees comments are true this agreement is not valid.

  • cookie

    She must not be a good dentist to need her patients to sign an agreement that they not post negative comments about her online. Frankly, I am not sure that is legal anyway. As long as posters are not lying about their experience then I don’t see a problem.

  • Peter

    she is one hot Dentist

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