ADINYIRA (MRS), JSC
By an amended writ of summons and statement of claim, George Agyemang Sarpong, the Plaintiff/Respondent/Respondent [Plaintiff] commenced an action seeking jointly and severally reliefs against Google Ghana, as 1st Defendant/Appellant/Appellant [1st Defendant] and Google Inc. LLC as the 2nd Defendant. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants had published defamatory material against him on www.google.com.gh (the ‘search engine”). Consequently, the Plaintiff sought inter alia, an order directed at the Defendants to expunge from their search engine and any related records and archives, all the alleged defamatory publications and statements regarding the Plaintiff; an undertaking not to make, publish or communicate any other untrue and damaging statements about the Plaintiff; an order to render and publish an agreed apology to the Plaintiff; as well as damages and perpetual injunction from repeating similar actions.
The 1st Defendant who was at first sued alo…