Google Sued For Alleged Deceptive Trade Practices

Law360, New York (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has sued Internet giant Google Inc. for allegedly allowing a car dealership company to run deceptive advertisements through Google's paid advertising program.

“This is the first action of its type globally,” the ACCC said. Though Google has come under legal fire in a number of countries, the Commission said it was the first to examine the company's trade practices.

Google's advertising program allows businesses to pay for short advertisements that show up in searches as “sponsored links” along with ordinary...
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