9th Circ. To Mull Google AdWords 'Garbage Sites' Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 13, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court’s January decision denying certification to a putative class of advertisers who claim Google Inc. used misleading contracts to charge for ads on unused and rarely visited websites they called "garbage sites."

The appeals court’s decision to revisit the class certification issue raises the possibility that Google could face a class action trial over claims that it ripped off companies that signed up for Google AdWords, the engine behind its $36.5 billion-a-year advertising...
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