Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit In Frivolous Street View Case

On Tuesday, Judge Amy Reynolds Hay from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, granted Google's request for dismissal of a lawsuit brought forth by the Pennsylvania couple that was suing the company over privacy concerns.

Aaron and Christine Boring originally filled suit against Google last year citing that pictures used by Google's Street View and on Google Maps invaded their privacy. The Street View images taken from Google cars equipped with cameras showed the couples private driveway and the surroundings.

The Borings also requested that the images in question be removed from the Maps service, and Google complied. In its ruling, Judge Reynolds Hay also declined the Borings' request for a permanent injunction preventing Google from showing their property's photos in Maps. "The Plaintiffs have failed to plead -- much less set out facts supporting -- a plausible claim of entitlement to injunctive relief," the judge wrote. (full brief PDF)

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