Spanish Media Cos. Sue Nielsen Over Ratings

Law360, New York (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two subsidiaries of the Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Prisa have filed suit against The Nielsen Co. Inc. in U.S. federal court over claims that the media research giant inappropriately downgraded the ratings on a Web site for a major Spanish newspaper, costing the company significant advertising revenue.

The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of Spanish newspaper Diario El Pais SL and Prisacom SA in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks damages from Nielsen. It claims the company had no justifiable...
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