Click Fraud Google Agrees To 90 Million Settlement In Class Action

Click Fraud Google Agrees To 90 Million Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit

Google has agreed to​ a​ $90 million settlement fund in​ the​ class action lawsuit filed by Lane's Gifts & Collectibles that came to​ light last April. We're working on​ getting details about who will be considered eligible for payment as​ part of​ the​ class,​ exact details and other information,​ so expect more to​ come and be postscripted here.
Postscript 1: Google sent this statement:

We are proposing a​ settlement with the​ plaintiffs in​ this case. the​ proposal would allow advertisers to​ apply for credits for clicks they believe were not valid. Specific details of​ the​ settlement will remain confidential until it​ is​ presented to​ the​ judge. we​ do not know how many advertisers will apply and receive credits,​ but the​ total amount,​ including the​ legal fees determined by the​ judge,​ will not exceed $90 million.

Google's also posted a​ much longer statement on​ its blog here. it​ covers that the​ judge still needs to​ approve the​ settlement,​ which would allow any Google advertiser to​ apply for credit involving questionable clicks from 2002 through the​ official settlement date. Specifically,​ it​ would be credit to​ buy new advertising given,​ not a​ refund.

Important Legal Notice Regarding Your Google AdWords Account

This court-ordered notice may affect your legal rights. Please read it​ carefully. if​ you purchased online advertising from Google between January 1,​ 2002 and the​ present,​ you are a​ class member in​ a​ class-action lawsuit in​ the​ Circuit Court of​ Miller County,​ Arkansas. This notice is​ to​ inform you of​ the​ Court's certification of​ a​ class; the​ nature of​ the​ claims alleged; your right to​ participate in,​ or​ exclude yourself from,​ the​ class; a​ proposed settlement; and how you can claim an​ award of​ advertising credits under the​ settlement. Go to​ to​ download the​ legal notice.

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