Google loses Australia 'gangland' defamation lawsuit

Posted in: Legal & Security at 01/11/2012 15:02

A jury in Australia has found Google liable for damages after a complaint that its search results had linked a local man to gangland crime.

Milorad Trkulja had alleged that the US firm's image and web results had caused harm to his reputation.

The 62-year-old had said the site had refused to remove the material when asked. He had previously won a related case against Yahoo.

Google has not commented on the verdict and might still appeal.

The judge is expected to set the level of damages owed within a fortnight.

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A Melbourne man has won a defamation case against search engine giant Google over images of him alongside a well-known underworld figure that appeared in its search results.

A six-person Supreme Court jury found Michael Trkulja had been defamed by the images, which he first contacted Google about removing in 2009.

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