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Borings: 1 US Dollar from Google?


The Third Circuit has reinstated a lawsuit that the Borings filed against Google after a driver for its Street View service took photographs of their home. The court upheld the lower court’s decision tossing most of the claims, but said the court erred on the trespass claim: “The Borings have alleged that Google entered upon their property without permission. If proven, that is a trespass, pure and simple,” the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. “It was thus improper for the District Court to dismiss the trespass claim for failure to state a claim.” But the Court hinted that Aaron and Christine Boring may only be able to wrest $1 in damages from the search company - unless they can prove that they were actually harmed in the moment the Google driver lingered on their property.

 Boring v. Google Inc., 2010 WL 318281 (3rd Cir. Jan. 28, 2010).



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