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SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

Barrichello wins legal action

Rubens Barrichello has won an interesting legal action in Brazil against the web community, a by-invitation chat room offered by Google on which people publish their opinions on whatever subject they choose. Barrichello applied to have seven communities closed down, claiming that they were offensive and perjorative. Judge Francisco Loureiro of the 4th Civil Court in Sao Paulo ruled that Google has five days to take down the sites or will have to pay $500 a day in fines if the communities are not shut down.