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Class Action Suit Against Google Inc. Alleges Privacy Violations
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEWTON, Mass. - Carp Law Offices LLC, on behalf of Galaxy Internet Services Inc. and its wireless customers and WiFi users in Massachusetts, on May 25 filed a class action lawsuit against Google Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts... Read More

Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can't Agree On Fair Use
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Melissa Ritti

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict on May 7 in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc... Read More

Jury Finds For Google On Oracle Patent Claims In California Federal Court
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Melissa Ritti

SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven days of deliberation, a California federal jury on May 23 acquitted Google Inc. of patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.). ... Read More

Google Smart Pricing Not Adding Up
Posted on 4 Oct 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

An Arkansas attorney sued Google for allegedly misrepresenting its AdWords advertising program. On September 28, 2017, federal district judge Edward Davila of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling granting... Read More

Settlement Rejected In Google Library Project Copyright Case
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge on March 22 refused to endorse a proposed settlement of copyright infringement allegations surrounding the Google Library Project (GLP) ( Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc. , No. 05-Civ-8136, S.D. N.Y.). ... Read More

AbbeySpanier LLP: Email Privacy Rights Upheld Against Google
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A district court in California joined a growing number of other courts in finding that Google may not hide behind the “ordinary course of business” exception found in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), 18 U.S.C... Read More

9th Circuit Denies Copyright Protection To Actress Tricked Into Video Blaspheming The Prophet Mohammed
Posted on 20 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an opinion issued on May 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a federal district court’s denial of an actress’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have required Google to remove the film “Innocence... Read More

The 'Googling Juror' Has Emerged As 'Massive Concern' In Courts
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an on-line article titled, " Rely on Instructions to Curb the Socially Networked Juror " (3/19/12), Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm writes that "the 'Googling Juror' has emerged as a massive concern in the courts with... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: No Surprise - U.S. Supreme Court Relies on Google
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A law professor concluded that Justices on the Supreme Court regularly use Google since apparently Opinions issued by the Supreme Court cite facts never offered by the lawyers' briefs. Professor Allison Orr Larsen (William &... Read More

French Internet Company Seeks $419 Million From Google
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) Google faces a new, multimillion-dollar challenge in Europe after a French Internet company filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying the search engine giant unfairly squeezed out competitors in France. The company, 1plusV, says it is mounting the largest... Read More

Google Vows Quicker, Tougher Copyright Enforcement
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Google Inc. is promising to do a better job of weeding out copyright violations on the Internet. As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, the Internet search leader said it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted... Read More

Oracle Sues Google For Patent Infringement
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - (AP) Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. Oracle said in a statement that Google's Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology... Read More

Judge Echoes Google Critics In Digital Book Ruling
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw and pushy monopolist. It's different when the unflattering portrait is being... Read More

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market by deliberately lowering links to smaller rivals' sites in its search results. The European Commission's... Read More

Judge Hands Google Victory In $1B Viacom Lawsuit
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge handed Google Inc. a major victory Wednesday by rebuffing media company Viacom Inc.'s attempt to collect more than $1 billion in damages for the alleged copyright abuses of Google's popular YouTube service... Read More