[LINK] Re: World's first, ACCC initiates Google legal proceedings
eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Tue Sep 11 17:16:07 EST 2007
an update on this old thread:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
The consumer watchdog suffered a blow in its mammoth court case against
Google, when a judge said yesterday its court documents were almost
"incomprehensible", "opaque" and "somewhat repetitious".
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was ordered to write out
summaries of its key allegations against various Google companies to clarify
Justice Allsop [...] made several comments on the documents he had seen so
far, in which the ACCC had provided numerous definitions of internet-related
concepts, some of which required further definition.
"It becomes very difficult to succinctly and precisely explain matters using
this technique and with respect it had caused many of the problems
identified by (Google's barrister) Mr (Tony) Bannon as to lack of clarity,"
Justice Allsop said.
"Very often an inability to express a proposition with the clarity
(required) reflects something wrong with the proposition." Earlier, Justice
Allsop asked the ACCC's barrister, Christine Adamson, to give further
details to back its claim that members of the public had been misled by
The matter will return to court next month.
Not so much "watchdog bitten" but rather smacked on the nose with a rolled
up newspaper because it just made a stinky mess.
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