However instead of just nuking the thread may I suggest:
- Deleting the old thread
- Creating a new thread titled "Brampton Flooring Legal Complaint regarding reviews"
- Mention that the old thread was deleted because of this and include scans of the letter from the lawyers office
- Make a note saying that reviews aren't allowed in this new thread. If users don't comply the thread will be locked.
Once you have the legal notice from the lawyers office there's nothing forbidding RFD from making the notice as public as possible. That way YPG can "pass the buck" and not be seen as the censors.
This should also make future businesses *seriously* reconsider if they want to go this route if they know their grievances will be made so public.
I know if someone pulled this BS with me I'd take that letter from the lawyers office and plaster it in sooooo many places so sooooo many more people would know about what was going on than ever would have from a little thread on the internet.