EBay Settles Ad Filtering Suit For $4.75M

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 7:25 PM EST) -- EBay Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $4.75 million to settle an electronics manufacturer’s class action accusing the online retail giant of breaching its contract by promoting and selling a service to make ads more visible even though it did not function as promised.

In its January 2012 complaint, plaintiff Custom LED LLC alleged eBay’s optional Featured Plus! upgrade, which sellers could select to enhance the visibility of their listings, did not work as advertised.

EBay allegedly said that instead of being shown in the normal...
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