Google Dodges Putative Class Action Over Tags Promotion

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 2:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a putative class action alleging Google Inc. improperly charged users for what was supposed to be a free trial of its Tags marketing service, saying the plaintiffs do not qualify as consumers under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte granted the search giant’s motion to dismiss, saying lead plaintiffs Rachel Frezza and Mauro Rodriguez were merchants who signed up for the Google Tags marketing service to boost their advertising and promotions online and therefore...
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