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Google tells court it shouldn't pay for errors

By Aoife White C.2013 Bloomberg News
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Google Inc. told a London court it shouldn't be held responsible for a U.K. Internet company's commercial mistakes and be forced to pay damages for revenue lost because of its low ranking in web search results.

The operator of the world's largest search engine defended itself against a lawsuit by Foundem, a shopping comparison website, which claims it lost web traffic as a result of being pushed down in Google's search rankings.

“Google cannot be responsible for commercial decisions or mistakes made by Foundem, and Foundem's failure to mitigate is a situation of its own making,” Google said.

 

 
 


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