Pot, kettle, black
The funny thing is that Google complained in the first place that Hood's subpoena was an overly broad fishing expedition. This looks like they want payback.
I'm reminded of the apparently standard tactics by US Attorneys to pile on heavy charges against defendants in the hope of getting a plea bargain; the kind of tactics which led to the suicide of Aaron Swartz. Maybe it's just going to be the American way of law to make outrageous statements and demands to get the other party to back down?
Oh, and now I'm thinking of the cops who grab your money by claiming it's for buying drugs, and you have to prove it's not if you want to get it back.
And that brings me to the hospitals who charge uninsured people $10'000 for trivial procedures, on the idea that it's better to ask for an arm and a leg, even if you only get the leg in the end.
My apologies to the US citizens present on this forum, but I'm glad to have left the country.