Google Dodges Suit Over Advertising Pricing Discounts

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a putative class action accusing Google Inc. of unfair competition and breaking its agreement with AdWords-enrolled advertisers over pricing discounts, ruling the plaintiff had failed to adequately support his claims.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel said attorney Rick Woods, the advertiser who filed the suit, failed to sufficiently allege facts to support his breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing, and state competition and advertising law claims, but granted him leave to amend his complaint.

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