SearchSystems Wins $780K Against Competitor

The popular public-records search site SearchSystems.net has won a federal court judgment of $780,000 against the competing site CourtsOnline, according to this press release. A federal judge in San Francisco entered the order against the site’s creator, Mark Musselman, for stealing content from SearchSystems.net, the release says. The order also bars Musselman and his associates from operating any Web business relating to public records access.

I wrote about SearchSystems in a 2004 column, Useful Search Tools You May Not Know About, and as part of my 60 Sites in 60 Minutes presentation at the 2004 ABA Techshow.