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 December 23, 2009  Posted by  Court, Online

Matthew Heller reports:

An Oregon judge has refused to dismiss an unprecedented breach-of-contract lawsuit, finding that a woman can sue Yahoo! for breaking a promise to remove nude photos of her from its website.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken’s decision is the latest milestone in a four-year-old case which she had previously dismissed in November 2005. An appeals court reinstated part of the case in May, finding Cecilia Barnes could proceed against Yahoo! on the theory that its promise to remove the photos amounted to an enforceable contract.

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