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Court Revives Pennsylvania Couple’s Google Lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived part of a western Pennsylvania couple’s lawsuit against Internet search engine Google Inc.

But the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling says Aaron and Christine Boring will have to prove the pictures of their home on Google’s “Street View” actually hurt them to collect more than $1 from a federal court jury.

A federal magistrate last year threw out the lawsuit saying the Pittsburgh-area couple couldn’t prove the pictures actually harmed them.

The appeals court let most of that ruling stand, but says the couple may have a valid claim that Google trespassed to get the pictures.

Google attorneys say the pictures are similar to those on a county tax Web site and says it removes photos upon request if homeowners object.


See Pittsburgh Tribune-Review at http://pghtrib.com

2010-01-29

15:47:05 GMT