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Google still faces legal spat with SEO biz that claimed it was wiped from web

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Thomas Saysongkham
May 20, 2016 18:22
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The case PDF , e-ventures LLC vs Google, working its way through a Florida District Court, has received little attention so far.

It's noteworthy mainly because it's the first time an SEO search engine optimization company has challenged Google's right to exclude entries from its search results on competition grounds.

e-ventures argues the action breached Google's own removal policies and that removals were narrow and targeted.

e-ventures complained:

"Defendent ... asserts that plaintiff's claims are barred by the First Amendment because Google's search results are constitutionally protected opinions, and the First Amendment protects Google from liability based on its removal of plaintiff's websites from its search results.

"Google also argues that its search results are editorial judgments protected by the First Amendment.

Google also argued that the case should be thrown out because of the "blanket" federal liability offered by the Communication Decency Act CDA , Section 230.

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