F1 Driver Wins Lawsuit Against GoogleOrkut gets company in trouble in Brazil
1 comment Thursday, October 28, 2010
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 Grandprix.com article.
Barrichello was awarded $118,000.