Tuesday, Matt Cutts posted a status update for the KinderStart / Google lawsuit filed by KinderStart more than a year ago. The judge in the KinderStart cases granted Google’s motion to dismiss without leave to amend.

“The instant case has been intensively litigated for more than eleven months. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that there is no reasonable likelihood that KinderStart will cure the defects in the SAC [second amended complaint] by further amendment. Accordingly, the motion to dismiss will be granted without leave to amend.”

The judge ruled that KinderStart will be responsible for some of Google’s legal fees, a practice common with frivolous lawsuits.

Last year KinderStart accused Google of “downgrading” its search-ranking without reason or warning.