Yes it is! When you have Precedents for a ruling this will apply to other cases that are filed for the same reason. I can see this opening a flood gate.
Think of what could happen. I get Joe John to phtoshop me with 5 gals doing whatever it is posted on a free image host linked to and added to other websites I make sure it is indexed and in the serps under my name. I send Google a get this down it is ignored, make several request. Add my life is ruined , wife left me, lost my job due to the stress, etc. and etc. Keep a note of all emails. Get an attorney. This is really going to be a big problem for Bing, Yahoo, and Google.
BTW in the article he had already won 225k from Yahoo on this same issue. I wonder if Google tried to settle it but the attorney saw green and refused the offer.