httpwebwitch - 5:38 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
It isn't clear that Google earned $500M of advertiser revenue from Canadian pharmacies. It's stated that the settlement covered the ad revenue, but also the revenue earned by those pharmacies by selling drugs illegally to Americans.
I'm sure Google can pay the bill. but they're paying for what I interpret as being someone else's crime.
This leaves Google in a position where they should sue the pharma advertisers to get that money back. Will Google be able to do that?