Judge Dumps RICO Claims In Google Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge dismissed racketeering charges against Google Inc. and a host of Internet companies, but said the defendants must continue to face several other claims in a proposed class action trademark suit over online "parking" companies with domain names almost identical to those registered by the plaintiffs.

Judge Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Thursday that the plaintiffs, led by Vulcan Golf LLC, had relied too heavily on the contractual relationship between Google and the other...
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