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 Defamation Lawsuit: Gene Phillips v. Google

Gene Philips, a Dallas businessman found some allegedly false, misleading and defamatory statements about him on the internet e.g. a Dallas Business Journal article, which implies that Philips knowingly participated in organzied crime activities (he was found not guilty of all the charges brought against him). And guess, who he is suing. Correct answer is Google! He claims that by providing a link to the articles, Google publishes the false statements...

 Search engine should be protected by 47 USC 230 against such claims and I can see no way, how the plaintiff can get around this defense.

Phillips v. Google Inc., 3:2007-cv-01236 (N.D. Tex. complaint filed June 4, 2007; removed from state court July 11, 2007)




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