Well considering the Realtors' website has a picture of the land and house along with full dimensions and details about property specifics then NOTHING private has been made public.
Granted the Realtor picture was taken legally, It does destroy any claim that somehow Google's picture has "outed" the house and robbed them of "privacy" and "damaged" the property value. If it was the only picture of the house online I could see it but it isn't.
It is complete nonsense. Paint it anyway you want.. these people have NO damages and are suing for them.
Are they using the courts to redress justifiable grievances that can't otherwise be settled? ...Or are they trying to extort money from a company with deep pockets? Are the lawyers involved champions of justice and a noble cause? ...Or are they helping to abuse the system in the name of getting a piece of the action?
I know what I think.
[edited by: Demaestro at 8:45 pm (utc) on April 7, 2008]