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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A plaintiff must do more than point to the dollars in a defendant's pocket," Grewal wrote, noting that plaintiffs failed to demonstrate how Google's use of their information deprived them of its economic value.

  2. Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

    One plaintiff has 70 reviews. A lawsuit filed in California is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act...

  3. 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. Max Mosley, former president of the FIA and Formula One racing is still battling Google in an epic suit that's gone after the search engine in...

  4. 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. Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company. Google is in court because it danced around...

  5. 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...

  6. What on Earth is a Nexialist and Why Are They So Good at Link Building?

    Dan Hurley is Director of Search Strategy at Terakeet Corporation, “One of our more successful campaigns leveraged the use of creating real, high-impact investigative journalism on one of our clients, a Connecticut plaintiff attorney specializing...

  7. 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. This time, Germany’s former First Lady, Bettina Wulff, is taking the search...

  8. 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. At issue: whether the sale of trademarked search keywords to the company’s competitors for...

  9. 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. Select Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are about to beef up their training, equipment and investigative budgets.

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

    An anonymous plaintiff claims to have lost his job and suffered great humiliation at the hands of Google, which displays more than 10,000 search results “defaming or disparaging” him when a searcher selects one of the autocomplete results on his...

  11. 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.