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F1 Driver Wins Lawsuit Against Google | WebProNews

F1 Driver Wins Lawsuit Against Google

Orkut gets company in trouble in Brazil

1 comment Thursday, October 28, 2010
Orkut, Google's social network that never caught on in America, looks set to cost the company some money in Brazil.  Google's lost a lawsuit brought against it by Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello.

The lawsuit revolved around several fake profiles set up in Barrichello's name.  They ridiculed him for being second driver (or more specifically, second fiddle) to Michael Schumacher, and Google wasn't quick to take the profiles down, despite being notified.

As a result, "A Sao Paulo court ruled that Google took too long to remove fake profiles mocking Barrichello from its website," according to a article.

Barrichello was awarded $118,000.



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