Dec 022010
 
 December 2, 2010  Court, Online

As a follow-up to a lawsuit filed several years by a Pennsylvania couple who claimed Google trespassed on their property in taking pictures for Street View,  Joe Mandak of AP reports:

Google Inc. has acknowledged that it trespassed when it took a photo of a Pittsburgh-area house for its Street View service, but will pay only $1 in damages to a couple who sued.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon on Thursday signed off on a consent judgment, a mutually agreed-upon verdict, between the Mountain View, Calif. company and Aaron and Christine Boring, of Franklin Park.

Read more on Yahoo! News.

In October, the Supreme Court had declined to hear the couple’s appeal of their loss in the lower court on an invasion of privacy claim.  The trespass claim was the only claim that had not been dismissed by the Third Circuit.

Hat-tip, @PrivacyProf.