Wednesday, September 19th 2018

Melanie Villanueva

Melanie graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 with a degree in Accountacy. Since then, she has worked as an auditor for non-profit organizations and received her CPA in 2008. Melanie has a passion for writing and becoming a member of all social media websites. In addition, Melanie enjoys watching college football and trying out new restaurants. She looks forward to contributing to the LegalFish blog!You can contact Melanie at


Yelp? Extortion!?!

Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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Is Yelp’s business model an extortion scheme?  Or, is the lawsuit filed against Yelp merely a way for businesses to blame Yelp for all their negative reviews?

Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V: Not the Answer

Posted on Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Although students have it forever ingrained in them that plagiarism is the biggest educational crime to commit, a slew of recent plagiarism reports help illustrate that plagiarism does extend beyond the classroom.

Google Buzz: Privacy FAIL

Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Google Buzz has left some users feeling like their privacy has been violated, which has brought Google’s attempt on social networking under legal scrutiny.



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