Gang lawyer sues Google in an attempt to expose an anonymous reviewer who criticized her in a destructive post
- Barrister Zarah Grade-Wilson, 42, has filed a lawsuit against Google on Monday
- Ms. Grade-Wilson wants the technology giant to reveal the identity of a reviewer
- A review written under the name Mohamed Ahmed was critical of her business
- In response, Mrs. Grade-Wilson said she “never acted for Mohamed Ahmed”
- In a similar case, a scathing Google assessment of a dentist in Melbourne was left behind
- The Federal Court ordered Google to reveal the identity of the reviewer last week
A gangland lawyer from Melbourne sues tech giant Google to reveal the identity of an anonymous reviewer who has criticized her online.
Lawyer and lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson, 42, believes the review was written by a competitor and filed a lawsuit against Google in the Federal Court on Monday.
The review was written under the name Mohamed Ahmed and was posted on the Google page of Garde Wilson Criminal Lawyers two weeks ago.
“My practice never acted for a Mohamed Ahmed and we forwarded this review to the Google investigation team to be removed,” said Ms. Garde-Wilson. ABC news.
Lawyer and lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson, 42, has filed a lawsuit against Google at the Federal Court on Monday. Mrs. Garde-Wilson wants the tech giant to reveal the identity of an anonymous reviewer who has criticized her online
Google has recently been instructed to reveal the identity of user ‘CBsm 23’, who left a negative review on the dentist’s company page in Melbourne. Now that there is a legal precedent, Mr. Garde-Wilson also wants to identify her own “spirit critic.”
Mrs. Garde-Wilson asked Google to remove the assessment, but it was not deleted for two weeks until she filed her lawsuit on Monday.
Matrix Legal lawyer Mark Stanarevic successfully prosecuted last week on behalf of dentist Matthew Kabbabe and has now taken over the case of Mrs. Garde-Wilson.
Mr. Kabbabe’s dental clinic received a negative rating from Google user “CBsm 23”, which he said had a negative impact on his company.
The federal judge ordered Google to identify ‘CBsm 23’ by releasing information such as their name, phone number, IP address and location metadata.
Now that there is a legal precedent, Mr. Garde-Wilson also wants to identify her own “spirit critic” in the hope that she can identify and sue them.
“It is worrying that she must go through this process, just like many other small business owners in Australia,” Stanarevic told ABC News.
“Google continues to earn millions per week in AdWords from the Australian public.”
Ms. Garde-Wilson currently has a 4.2-star rating on Google with just two one-star reviews, and Ms. Garde-Wilson often responds, good or bad
One reviewer under the name ‘Google user’ gave a star rating without explanation ten months ago. Mrs Garde-Wilson called them a “spirit critic” in her answer
Ms. Garde-Wilson currently has a 4.2-star rating on Google with just two one-star reviews, and Ms. Garde-Wilson often responds, good or bad.
One reviewer under the name ‘Google user’ gave a star rating without explanation ten months ago.
“Another spirit critic who is not a client of our practice,” Mrs. Garde-Wilson replied.
The seasoned lawyer represented convicted drug lord Tony Mokbel and dead gangster Carl Williams during the gangland killings in Melbourne.
She was portrayed by Kestie Morassi in the real crime series Underbelly.
Mrs. Garde-Wilson (photo) is represented by lawyer Mark Stanarevic, of Matrix Legal, who successfully sued on behalf of Google dentist Matthew Kabbabe last week