The Australian reported that the businessman had launched legal action on 4 July in a bid to get what was characterised as "seriously defamatory" attacks on him on Google Reviews, after his repeated entreaties to the search behemoth went unanswered.
The name of the businessman has been suppressed. He is represented by multinational law firm Kennedys, whom iTWire has contacted for comment.
A partner in the firm, Rebekah Giles, told The Australian that the Sydney man was one of many of the company's clients whose reputation had been destroyed by online troll on sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Google.
Google only sprang into action when Justice David Davies issued a direction that the company be charged with contempt.
Contacted for comment, a Google spokesperson said: "When we receive court orders we take them seriously and respond in a timely manner.”