Back in 2009, the law firm of Habush, Habush & Rottier sued the law firm of Cannon & Dunphy, claiming that the Cannon firm had violated the Habush firm's right to privacy because the Cannon firm purchased the search words "Habush" and "Rottier" from three internet search engines. As a result, whenever an internet user searched for those words, paid advertisements for the Cannon firm were produced. At the trial court level, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Charles F. Kahn granted summary judgment in the Cannon firm's favor, ruling that what the Cannon firm did was the equivalent of buying a Yellow Pages advertisement next to a Habush firm advertisement. The Habush firm appealed the case to the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, who then certified the appeal to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin because the case presented a novel legal issue. The Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal.
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