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Nextiva Hits Back at RingCentral With Its Own Fake Review Claims

May 12, 2020, 10:09 PM

RingCentral Inc., which recently got a green light for allegations that Nextiva Inc. blasts it with fake online reviews, was hit with counterclaims in San Francisco federal court by Nextiva, which says it’s actually a victim of RingCentral’s fake review scheme.

“Ironically, the unfounded allegations against Nextiva stated in RingCentral’s” lawsuit “are in reality a projection of RingCentral’s own actions,” Nextiva says in court papers filed Tuesday.

RingCentral’s suit accuses Nextiva, a rival telecom, of fabricating web domains and customers to drive business away from it through specific, plausible negative comments on popular review platforms. It alleges trade libel, tortious...

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