Roberts v. Google
Mark Roberts claimed breach of
contract, in part because of Google's add URL feature and help pages supposedly
formed a promise that his pages should be top ranked. After Google threatened to
file an anti-SLAPP motion against him, a means of effectively getting the court
to agree that the case is without merit and recovering costs, he
voluntarily dismissed the complaint without prejudice.
Roberts v. Google, No.
1-06-CV-063047 (Cal. Superior Ct.
filed May 5, 2006)
For more details see: Goldman,
Google Avoids Another Lawsuit Over Rankings (For Now)--Roberts v. Google,
Technology & Marketing Law Blog