I'll get straight to the point. Can a product owner take any reasonable legal action against you for giving a negative (yet honest) review of his product?
Now I'm not talking about the kind of negative review that is published out of spite because the reviewer and product owner are in the middle of a feud or something... I'm talking about a review that points out things like poor quality, poor support, failed to deliver on the promises in the sales page, etc.
The reason I'm asking is, when I review products I only ever give my honest opinion. My view is that if I recommend a product and a somebody buys based on my review only to find it's anything but good, I will have lost all credibility. But lets say I have a review site on which I review dozens of products in a given niche, and I give a negative review of a product which stinks... Can the product owner take any action for causing him to lose sales or giving him and his product negative publicity?
P.S. I am just asking out of curiosity. Nobody is hunting me down for giving them bad reviews