PRESS RELEASE: Jayaraman Law Fights Google On Behalf Of Small Business– Google Ordered to Remedy Immediately

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, {July, 17 2023} – – Finding your business or livelihood is hanging in the
balance because a much larger company is unlawfully impacting your operations, you might want to talk to the lawyers & experts at Jayaraman Law. The Chicago-based firm of Jayaraman Law concluded and won a three-year binding arbitration case against Google, LLC – a company estimated to be worth over $1100 billion in 2022. Unlike Google’s counsel, Jayaraman Law is a small, nimble, and experienced business & litigation law firm helmed by Attorney Shekar Jayaraman. Jayaraman Law firm saved its client’s successful business from possible extinction.

Although most small businesses may feel they do not have the time, financial resources, or legal team to fight entities like Google, Jayaraman Law won on behalf of its client by advancing compelling legal & factual arguments supported by an accomplished expert witness. This David-versus-Goliath story resembles something you would see on TV or in a movie, but it happened—and it begins with Jayaraman advocating for another one of its many small business clients without the big law firm costs.

Despite being a statutory and contractually authorized agent to perform govt. services for the State of California, Jayaraman’s client was denied its long-standing ability to place online ads with Google. The end result was pushing the client to almost going out of business. Google controls approximately 90% or so of worldwide online searches.

Jayaraman’s client had since its inception in 2014, been lawfully operating as a Delegated Provider of certain governmental services for residents and businesses in the State of California. in meeting customer demands for better service. Like other states, California recognizes the need for private entities to assist in the carrying out of governmental services. The state will bond and license qualified companies like Jayaraman’s client to assist with motor vehicle (MV) registration renewals and title transfers. Unlike the State, Jayaraman’s client can provide customers overnight delivery of their MV registration(s) & title documentation (for an addl. fee) if needed in a hurry.

Jayaraman’s client is a small tech & service delivery company running a basic—but highly profitable—small business serving California residents – until the business discovered Google shut it out of its online advertising capabilities. Though Google is a privately owned business, it can be argued that it has evolved into a public utility because it owns and controls 90% or so of the online search engine advertising space. When we, as consumers, attempt to find the best possible products or services, we almost always first go to Google, and rely heavily on companies that appear there through paid advertisements. This ability to online advertise was stricken from Jayaraman’s client. That decision is often a death knell to just about any business with an online presence.

Google stripped Jayaraman’s client of the ability to advertise its services because Google viewed the business as deceptive, even though it is a fully licensed, bonded, and appeared on the state’s own website as an authorized delegated provider of govt. services to customers of the state of California. Google argued that people would believe that Jayaraman’s client was the government agency despite evidence to the contrary.

Jayaraman filed an action against Google for among other things, tortious interference with contractual relations and breach of contract. To back their decision to bar Jayaraman’s client from using their platform, Google was represented by one of the largest law firms in the world. During this righteous battle, Jayaraman’s client was being driven toward financial ruins by an entity and legal team with the power to do so.

In the end, after extensive motion practice, the use of a highly qualified expert witness and a full arbitration in person in Sacramento, California, an Arbitrator issued a lengthy Order stating ultimately that Google breached its own Contract with Jayaraman’s client by failing to run its advertisements. Google was Ordered to reinstate Jayaraman’s client immediately. Because Jayaraman’s client was the unequivocal prevailing party in this case, Google was Ordered to also pay all administrative and filing fees for this matter.

About Jayaraman Law – Jayaraman Law was founded in 2018 by Shekar Jayaraman. They are based out of Chicago and assist clients nationally with the help of select local counsel on civil litigation, business law, estate planning, and real estate matters.

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