Google Scolded By Judge For 'Emergency' Deposition Bid

By Y. Peter Kang (November 10, 2016, 10:38 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge chided Google Inc. on Thursday for making a last-minute discovery request in a suit alleging the tech giant wrongly banned hundreds of E-Ventures Worldwide LLC websites from search results because they were allegedly spam, saying Google's discovery tactics failed.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson denied Google's emergency motion to compel deposition testimony from two witnesses designated by search engine optimization company E-Ventures less than a month before a Nov. 14 discovery deadline, saying Google tried and failed to strike the two nonparty witnesses. E-Ventures accuses Google of unfair competition and tortious interference with business relationships....

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