Judge OKs $20M Settlement In AdWords Billing Suit

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The judge in a breach of contract class action over Google Inc.'s billing practices for its AdWords advertising service has given final approval to a settlement in which the search engine giant agreed to pay $20 million to AdWords customers who claim they were overcharged.

Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered his final judgment in the case Sept. 14 after a hearing, allowing the distribution of the $20 million award to begin.

The parties agreed on the...
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