BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:38 am on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
I know it wasn't a factoid it was a search suggestion. Looking at the search results gives me the facts, the items in that drop down box are SUGGESTIONS TO SEARCH NOT ASSERTIONS! To defame someone you have to make an assertion/accusation about them.
Let's forget this particularly emotive case for a moment and consider the fact that people are being associated with the contents of the suggestion box by Google's technology. If that content is defamatory then Google is guilty of defamation.