The Associated Press reports:
A judge has ordered Google Brasil to pay $118,000 to Formula One’s Rubens Barrichello for failing to remove from the social-networking site fake profiles that mocked the Brazilian driver.
The judge says Google took too long to remove the profiles after being notified by Barrichello. The decision by a tribunal court in Sao Paulo was announced on Monday.
I’m really not sure why AP is reporting this now because Barrichello won the lawsuit last year. Is this a downward adjustment of the award based on an appeal from Google, or are these additional fines? Anyone know?