Google Board Sued By Pension Fund Over Online Drug Sales

Law360, Wilmington (July 17, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Armed with information obtained in a books and records demand, a pension fund has targeted Google Inc.'s directors in a derivative suit over the illegal sale of prescription drugs allegedly facilitated by the Internet giant's advertising platform, according to a complaint unsealed Monday.

Google’s directors, including founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, knew as early as 2003 that the company’s AdWords program allowed Canadian pharmacies to peddle drugs to U.S. consumers without a prescription, but did not act to curb the illegal activity, Dekalb County Pension...
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