cabbie - 7:48 pm on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
"You can disavow the link in WMT but beyond that you have no other course of action. "
You are right but that maybe enough to convince the website owner to send me a token amount of $5 to verify his link as valid.
You mention precedence.
A new legal suit maybe interesting, now that Google have admitted unauthorised links to a website may harm it.
Links to my site may be harmful, and I don't have the resources to verify the bona fides of every page that links to me.
"I think most people would ignore your request and link to some of the other authority sites without an issue."
Sure, but remember they chose to link to mine for a reason.
What is more hassle for them? Find another site as a resource and change the link and potentially get the same problem or just cough up $5 and be done with it?