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Dec022010

Court Awarded “Dollar One” Against Damages for Google’s Street View Trespassing

A court case that began in 2008 when a Google Street View vehicle took photos on a private road in Pennsylvania is over. The judgment? Google owes the plaintiffs a dollar.

Back in April 2008, married couple Aaron and Christine Boring filed suit against Google for “intentional and/or grossly reckless invasion” of their privacy, because a Street View car drove down their Private road and snapped some photos of their house. The appeals court predicted the damages:

“…when it comes to proving damages from the alleged trespass, the Borings are left to collect one dollar and whatever sense of vindication that may bring, but that is for another day.”

A Google spokesperson’s statement about the case:

“We are pleased that this lawsuit has finally ended with plaintiffs’ acknowledgment that they are entitled to only $1.”

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