Google AdWords Plaintiffs Lose Class Cert. Bid

Law360, San Diego (January 5, 2012, 10:22 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to certify a class action claiming Google Inc. charged for ads on unused and rarely visited websites through misleading contracts, finding that the plaintiffs failed to show that restitution could be calculated by methods of common proof.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila held that the plaintiffs were unable to show that common issues predominated, holding that there was no systematic way to identify and exclude from the proposed class the advertisers who had no legal claims to restitution because...
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