austtr - 10:15 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Step back for moment and apply the KISS principle.
Google has made it their business to gather and store a huge bucket of information. It's their bucket, they knowingly collected the information and it's their business model to generate revenue from what's in that bucket.
The guy who sued told Google they had incorrect, libelous information appearing on websites stored in their bucket and that they needed to remove/suppress it, thereby halting any further distribution of said incorrect information.
Either by design or oversight, Google failed to act, thereby subjecting said individual to further pain and suffering and loss of reputation... etc etc etc.
Google was/is the central entity in the distribution of the incorrect information and failed to address the matter when asked to do so.
Of course they got sued... what did they think was going to happen?