So we have been discussing this in Threadwatch story before, where the term "sandbox" was mentioned in a lawsuit against Google carried out by Kinderstart, a directory and search engine for information related to children.
Well, a California judge dismissed the lawsuit against Google (yesterday, 13.07.2006) over its fall in the Google search index, but left the door open for the lawsuit to be amended and refiled.
KinderStart attorney Gregory Yu also said he was encouraged by the judge's discussion pertaining to the defamation claim, and he urged other Web site publishers to contact him at Glawinfo.com to join the lawsuit, which seeks class action status.
"The decision suggests that, if properly alleged, Google may be defaming a whole class of Web sites sacked with a '0' PageRank," he wrote in a statement. "If plaintiffs show Google manually tampered with even a single Web site's PageRank, Google's entire claim of 'objectivity' of search results and rankings could collapse."