French fashion house Hermès successfully won a fake Birkin bag lawsuit on Tuesday. A federal judge in New York awarded the high-end retailer $100 million in damages to be paid by 34 websites that had sold counterfeit versions of the company's luxury goods.
The judge also ordered Google, Bing and Yahoo to no longer provide services or links to the infringing sites. She also ordered Facebook and Twitter to remove them from search results. It's unclear how this portion of the order will be enforced -- the court arguably has no authority over the above search engines or social networking sites.