Supreme Court Won't Hear Google Ad Privacy Appeal

Law360, Chicago (October 7, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Wisconsin woman’s bid to revive her lawsuit accusing Google Inc. of misappropriating her name and associating it with a male impotence drug through the company’s Adwords program.

In a summary order, the high court denied Beverly Stayart’s petition for writ of certiorari, which argued that the Seventh Circuit prematurely dismissed her suit alleging Google violated Wisconsin privacy law by linking her name to the male erectile dysfunction drug Levitra through its Google Suggest function.

The Seventh Circuit refused to revive Stayart’s suit in March after finding it was barred by a...

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