Conflicted Class Rep. Loses Cert. Bid In Google Ad Suit

By Dave Simpson (August 23, 2018, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge declined to certify a class of thousands of online advertisers allegedly overcharged by Google LLC, finding Thursday that the named plaintiff, an attorney who was hired as a partner with a law firm that once worked the case, presents a conflict of interest.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila said details are "hazy" as to whether plaintiff Rick Woods' firm Taylor Law Partners, which filed the case on his behalf about two years before he joined the firm, has any financial stake in the suit.

Woods joined TLP as a partner in January 2013. When Woods joined...

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