April 21, 2015

Fred Krutz & Daniel Mulholland Represent Google Against Mississippi Attorney General

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP, along with WilmerHale, represented Google Inc. in an action under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Mississippi Attorney General in Mississippi federal court. Google claimed that the Attorney General had violated Google’s rights under the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Google obtained a temporary restraining order, and later a preliminary injunction, enjoining the Attorney General’s investigation and threatened prosecution arising out of Google’s publication of third party content on the Internet via Google’s search engine, YouTube, and advertising sales. Google Inc. v. Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, slip op., No. 3:14cv981 (Mar. 27, 2015 S.D. Miss.). The Forman Watkins lawyers involved in this case are Fred Krutz and Daniel Mulholland.