On Jan. 17, Hood announced the lawsuit against Google, alleging that one of the world’s most-recognized brands violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Thus far, attempts to reach Google for comment have been futile. However, another legal expert familiar with the case has offered his perspective.
Attorney Braden Perry – a partner at the Kennyhertz Perry of Kansas City, Missouri and former federal prosecutor Braden – told Legal Newsline that the move by Hood is “indicative of some of Hood’s critics that he runs the AG (office) like a plaintiff’s attorney, looking for deep pockets. In fact, it has been reported that outside lawyers brought the student privacy issue to Hood based on his earlier Google publicity.”