German court expects to reject suit by publishers against Google

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 8:23 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - A legal complaint filed by German publishers who say Alphabet Inc's Google should pay them for showing their articles online is likely to be rejected, a judge in Berlin said on Friday.

"The court is leaning towards rejecting the complaint," judge Peter Scholz told a hearing.

The publishers announced last month that they had filed the civil suit.

(Reporting by Klaus Lauer; Writing by Noah Barkin; Editing by Michelle Martin)