• http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    It was to be expected, as pretty much everyone is saying. Although Google’s results are not purely algorithmic (the fact of banning or penalizing sites through a manual process establishes that), they remain nonetheless an expression of opinion. It’s hard to get around that in a legal venue.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    Right. I think the real lesson of this case is that legal sanction were imposed on KinderStart’s lawyer. That’s rare, and it’s a heavy slam.

    It’s basically the court saying the lawyers was way out of bounds. From a quick read, the judge seemed to dislike the pay-for-placement and political/religious discrimination charges.