Yahoo Inc. will consider refunding money to thousands of advertisers dating back to January 2004 and pay $4.95 million in attorney fees to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the Internet powerhouse has been profiting from bogus sales referrals generated through a sham known as "click fraud."
The pertinent bit-
The agreement, given preliminary approval Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder in Los Angeles, doesn't limit Yahoo's liability -- one of several contrasts to a settlement reached in March by online search engine leader Google Inc. to resolve a class-action lawsuit over the same issue.
Y'know ... reading the materials on this settlement doesn't look too good for advertisers.
Basically, Yahoo has agreed to pay the lawyers' fees of around $4.6 million dollars and they agree to extend their click fraud review period ... and that's about it. There's no $90M settlement figure like there was in the Google case, or ANY settlement figure to speak of.
rise2it ... I don't know if you're gonna get that $0.75.
I think Google should have gotten Yahoo's lawyers ...