Google Strikes $22M Deal To End AdWords 'Dead Sites' Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 24, 2017, 5:47 PM EST) -- Google Inc. struck a $22.5 million settlement with a proposed class of advertisers who claim the tech giant placed their purchased ads on unused or inactive websites, bringing an end to a nearly nine-years-long litigation in California federal court, according to a Thursday court filing.

The proposed deal concerns allegations that Google violated California's unfair competition law and false advertising law by failing to disclose to millions of advertisers participating in Google's AdWords program that it placed their ads on so-called parked domains — basically, websites without developed content — or error pages between July 11, 2004, and March 13, 2008, causing...

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