Couple Wins Google Lawsuit, Awarded $1

December 4, 2010


Back in 2008, Pittsburghers Aaron and Christine Boring (*yawn*) began the process of suing Google for invasion of privacy after a Google Street View car trespassed 1,000 feet up their private drive (marked 'NO TRESPASSING') to take pictures. Finally, a settlement has been reached, with the Borings (*Zzzzzzzzzz*) being awarded the life-changing sum of $1. Demand all nickels!

The Borings said in a statement released by Zegarelli that the amount of the judgment isn't the issue.

"This is one sweet dollar of vindication," the statement said. "Google could have just sent us an apology letter in the very beginning, but chose to try to prove they had a legal right to be on our land. We are glad they finally gave up."

Both sides will pay their own attorney fees.

Whoa whoa whoa -- paying your own attorney fees?! So you spent thousands to win a single point-proving dollar? Somebody needs to learn how to pick their battles! Because I'm not gonna lie -- this was a bad one. If this had been a Pokémon battle I would've chosen 'Run'.

Google admits trespassing in Pa., pays couple $1 [newsvine]

Thanks to Bobo Smurfer, Eric and Melissa, who would have sued for a Google treasure map.

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