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  1. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    That case was brought about when a plaintiff said defamatory autocomplete results linked him to fraud. Mosley's lawyer said this case could be important to paving the way for more cases against Google in Europe and beyond.

  2. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Regulators must rise to this challenge and rein in Google," said that plaintiff, Marc Bradshaw. According to a statement released by the firm, Google has filed court papers that say it will "contest the right of Safari users in the UK to bring a...

  3. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    The lawsuit was brought about in 2010 by a plaintiff who claimed Google was disclosing sensitive and personal information to third parties when she searched for her own name and her family members' names in the search engine, and then clicked on...

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

    Google and former CEO Eric Schmidt were also found guilty of defamation in 2010 when the search engine suggested terms including “rapist” and “Satanist” for a plaintiff. BBC reported that Bing also shows defamatory autosuggest results for Bettina...

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

    Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s court costs. The $1 billion Viacom-YouTube copyright case was reopened by an appeals court.

  6. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    Under Australian law, no monetary penalty was allowed, though Google did have to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees. In that case, Australia’s consumer watchdog organization ACCC charged that Google had allowed paid advertisements that misled consumers...

  7. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    However, in January of this year, a French court ordered Google to pay a $65,000 fine and remove the word “escroc” (crook) as an Autocomplete suggestion for the name of the plaintiff in that case. An anonymous plaintiff claims to have lost his job...

  8. SEO Fined More Than Site Owner of Counterfeit Merchandise Site

    District Court for South Carolina ordered Bright Builders to pay $770,750 in statutory damages and Christopher Prince, owner of the web site, $28,250, according to lawyers for the plaintiff, Cleveland Golf Company Inc," InternetRetailer noted.