Google AdWords Class Action Settlement
You are a class member if, during the period from July 11, 2004 through March 31, 2008, you were a United States resident who had a Google AdWords account and were charged for clicks on advertisements appearing on parked domains or error pages. Both individuals and businesses can be class members.
If you are a class member, and you submit a valid and timely claim form, you will receive a payment from the settlement fund in proportion to the amount of money you spent on parked domains or error pages between July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008. The amount you receive will depend on how many class members file claims. You must have spent at least $1.00 on AdWords ads served on parked domain and error pages between July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008 to receive a payment from the settlement fund. The maximum amount you can receive is the total amount you paid for ads on parked domains and error pages during this time period.
Proof of Purchase
In Re Google AdWords Litigation,No. 5:08-cv-03369-EJDU.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Plaintiffs brought this class action lawsuit against Google Inc. on July 11, 2008, alleging that Google failed to disclose to its AdWords customers that it placed their ads on websites known as parked domains and error pages. Parked domains are websites with little or no content, and error pages are websites that users visit when they enter an unregistered address into their web browser. Plaintiffs claimed that parked domains and error pages are low-quality and that Google’s conduct violated California’s laws against unfair competition and false advertising and sought restitution—money awards—for class members. Google denied these allegations.