A man who claims to be defamed by Google has now been given the green light to sue the search engine by the High Court.
Milorad Trkulja was shot in the back by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in 2004, at the time as a series of underworld killings.
He wants to sue Google for defamation after discovering that searches for his name brought up images of underworld figures due to the shooting coinciding with gangland activity in the city.
The images wrongly linked Mr Trkulja with figures such as crime boss Tony Mokbel.
Mr Trkulja says Google is the publisher of the material.
The High Court has ruled in his favour finding the Google search results were capable of defaming him.
Google has also been ordered to pay costs in the case.
More to come.