Another Day, Another Lawsuit Over Search Engine Placement–Datner v. Yahoo

By Eric Goldman

Datner v. Yahoo! Inc, Case No. BC355217 (Cal. Superior Court complaint filed July 11, 2006)

Websites dropped from search engine databases may not be getting rich, but maybe their lawyers are. This is the latest entry in the derby to get a search engine placement case past the search engines’ motion to dismiss. The case claims Intentional and Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage and a California B&P 17200 violation. My recommendation: don’t bet on this horse to win the derby. It’s DOA.

(Hat tip: Phillip Winn at Blogcritics)