No Joke. Google Paying $1 To Settle A Street View Lawsuit With The Borings.
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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is settling a Google Street View lawsuit with Aaron and Christine Boring for $1. This is no joke. That is their real last name and the settlement amount is real too. The Borings claim that Google Street View’s picture of their Franklin Park, Pennsylvania house was a violation of their privacy. “We are pleased that this lawsuit has finally ended with plaintiffs’ acknowledgment that they are entitled to only $1,” said Google. The Borings filed a lawsuit ageist Google in April 2008. A judge had thrown out the case in February 2009 and sided with Google. Then a U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals panel reinstated the claim. The couple said that this lawsuit was never about the money. [LA Times]