We’ll hear about this again, I think

Earthlink won a lawsuit brought by a bank incorrectly identified as a suspicious site by Earthlink’s anti-phishing filter.

US District Judge John Shabaz last week ruled that Earthlink was not liable for using data from a third party because of provisions in the 1996 Telecommunications Act. “Because the evidence indicates the information came from another provider, defendant cannot be held liable for the republication of the statements,” he wrote.

With Microsoft entering adding an anti-phishing toolbar in IE7, I suspect we’ll see similar lawsuits against them.