Friday, July 14, 2006

KinderStart Case Dismissed

The judge overseeing the KinderStart lawsuit over PageRank has dismissed all of the company's claims against Google. KinderStart was given some hope a little while ago when the judge ruled that its antitrust claims might have some merit, but the judge decided that KinderStart was unable to state its case sufficiently, warranting the dismissal. However, the judge has also left the door open for KinderStart to sue Google for defamation over its PageRank being demoted to 0. That a search engine ranking could be considered defamatory seems unlikely, but don't be surprised if KinderStart takes a stab at this argument.
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