Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:56 am on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have no doubt they will "vigorously" appeal the ruling and call it silly etc but Google has been found guilty of libel for content they listed in serps despite legal concerns and objections by a person negatively impacted.
Trkulja filed his suit against Google when the internet search giant refused to take down links to website articles promoting libelous claims Trkulja was connected to organized crime in Melbourne.
At the time, Google advised Trkulja to contact the sites on which the offensive materials were posted, as those webmasters controlled the content, and Google merely posted search results based on its analytics.
The court found Google guilty of failing to remove the damaging content from their site when they were asked to do so. "we're just the messenger" didn't cut it.