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  1. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    The order follows a lawsuit filed by a firm called Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. The only way for Hadeed to find out whether this was the case was to subpoena Yelp for the...

  2. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    But Yelp says its lawsuit against McMillan has nothing to do with the small claims court case. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm founded by attorney Julian McMillan.

  3. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    Watchdog group the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed this first-of-its-kind lawsuit against Google in 2007. This is a benchmark case in both Australia and internationally in respect to online advertising practices and the...

  4. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    Google is facing another lawsuit over their autocomplete search feature. BBC reported that Bing also shows defamatory autosuggest results for Bettina Wulff, though when Search Engine Watch tested this, that was not the case.

  5. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Katz has included Google in the lawsuit this time because he filed a DMCA request over the picture of him sticking his tongue out and they refused to bow to his demand for censorship. In the lawsuit, they state, “Registration of the Image with the...

  6. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    In lawsuit documents filed in Angel Fraley et al.individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit over Sponsored Stories.

  7. Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Seeks $15 Billion

    The lawsuit, filed in the Northern California District Court, alleged that the company knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. Facebook was hit with a $15 billion privacy lawsuit hours before its initial...

  8. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. This is the second lawsuit that has been revived against Google within...

  9. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware against Google because “Google’s willful and knowing actions violated” federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes by bypassing Safari's privacy settings, attorneys for...

  10. Google’s Legal Woes: U.S. Government, Motorola, AT&T ... Al Franken?

    A number of updates on Google legal and antitrust woes cropped up this week, as the Department of Interior/Microsoft case came to a close, the Google/Motorola deal received a second request, and Google filed to prevent release of proprietary...

  11. Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

    While the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs by Chicago law firm Edelson McGuire, the case is set up to become a class action suit. Immediately after the case was filed, a comScore representative stated: "We have reviewed the lawsuit and...

  12. Class Action Suit Targets Google for Revealing Users Search Queries

    A federal lawsuit filed in California alleges that Google illegally shared the search queries of its users with third parties. In the case of search queries, this address includes the entire text of the search, which may contain users' personal...