9th Circ. Won't Alter $20M Google AdWords Settlement

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 7:22 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court's 2009 approval of a $20 million settlement of a breach of contract and false advertising class action over Google Inc.'s billing practices for its AdWords advertising service, denying an objector's request to reopen the settlement process.

A three-judge panel said U.S. District Judge James Ware hadn't abused his discretion when he entered his final judgment approving both the settlement and the attorneys' fees in September 2009.

New York-based law firm Weiss & Associates PC had appealed Judge...
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