Google Accused Of Raking In $1B From Unauthorized Ads

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Google unlawfully made more than $1 billion from unauthorized advertisements it places on websites that are searched for in its Android search app, according to a suit filed in California federal court.

In their proposed class action filed on Tuesday, named plaintiffs Best Carpet Values and employment attorney Thomas Rutledge allege that Google displays ads, including those for competitors, on websites found through the tech giant's "Search App" on its Android phones without permission or payment.

"Google could have and should have monetized its organic results by seeking plaintiffs' and the class's permission and purchasing its ads honestly in the digital...

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