Google Sanctioned For Overdesignating Docs As Private

Law360 (October 24, 2018, 12:58 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge has sanctioned Google LLC over excessively designating hundreds of documents as “attorney’s eyes only” in a dispute with an app developer, ruling that the internet giant must pay legal fees from litigating access to the documents.

Judge Andrea Masley wrote Tuesday that Google acted improperly in designating the documents in its dispute with Callsome Solutions Inc., saying its references to marking the documents for attorneys only to punish Callsome for the lawsuit casts doubt on the tech company’s assertion they were properly designated.

"The court is hard pressed to see Google's voluminous AEO designations were appropriately...

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