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Google pays Oz man $200,000 for 'defaming him in search results'.

Sydney, Nov ( ANI ): Google has paid 200,000 dollars in damages to a Melbourne man after he won a defamation case against the Internet search engine giant.

Milorad Trkulja, also known as Michael, sued the multinational over images of him alongside a well-known underworld figure that appeared in its search results.

The Supreme Court jury found last month that Trkulja had been defamed by the images, which he first contacted Google about removing in 2009.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, when Trkulja's name was typed into Google's image search, photos had appeared of him alongside gangland figure Tony Mokbel.

Google search results also linked to a page on a now defunct website, Melbourne Crime, which had published photos labelled with his name, the report said.

The paper quoted Trkulja, as saying that he had never initially intended to sue Google, but had been galvanised into action after his request for the content to be removed from its searches in 2009 was not granted.

According to the paper, Supreme Court Justice David Beach said in awarding the damages that the case was about "vindication and 'nailing the lie"". ( ANI )


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Date:Nov 12, 2012
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