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Yes, this case law is emerging. Here is a recent article about a newspaper suing over
someone linking to their site.
Also according to Wired, Tickets.com won the case against Ticketmaster with the judge ruling "Hyperlinking does not itself involve a violation of the Copyright Act. There is no deception in what is happening. This is analogous to using a library's card index to get reference to particular items, albeit faster and more efficiently."