legaleagle - 9:17 pm on Jun 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
My understanding of the issue is that SE didn't like nested tables and that tables should not be used to layout the page. This doesn't mean you can't use tables at all. Infact often tables are the correct thing to use, although I would use divs in the case you describe. I don't think a modern search engine would have any problem with the table you example.