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Google gets of easy or not?

     
11:18 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

Pls dont call me paranoid but i suspect this whole lawsuit is a honoust as some of the clicks i get.

This 90 million USD is peanuts for google. Its a drop in the ocean for them. If you look at their revenue and you then take even a small % of that for fraudelent clicks then the 90 million is still only a small fraction of that amount.

I am a european living in europe and i am told that some US lawyer put all advertisers in a class action suit and if you didnt opt out 2 months ago then you have no other choice as being part of this suit. I am sorry, this is typical. I never asked for this suit, i never asked you to represent me and now what happens is that I can send some document and get a few bucks but I cant sue google myself.

Is it only me or doesnt it look like this whole law suit was in the best interest of google. They now pay chicken fee and take away the rights of almost all adwords users to sue them except for those who opted out and realized what trick was being played. Why the heck did the lawyers go for so little and then represent every adword user around the globe.

This is unbelievable. We are now forced to stay in a claim that we have nothing to do with and has not change of retrieving what we were really overcharged. Dont give me this crap that I should have opted out. No one has my permission to deal on my behald. Normally you ask people to opt in and not include them and tell them to opt out.

Ladies and Gentlemen, wouldnt this be the best legal and financial move in modern history? Google pays a few bucks and in return they receive full protection by the legal system against any claims that most likely be a lot more then a lousy 90 million.

2:07 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can simply not except the current deal. Then of course you would have to get your own lawsuit going. The reason this is getting wide excptance is most of us were just going on with our business. I had no intention of sueing google. This is a nice bonus for the month.
2:52 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can we expect another 90 mill in 2016? :D
3:46 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Todd, thats the problem. I read through the small lines of the legal paper and obtained some advice from some friendly lawyers. Unless you opted out 2 months ago, you ARE stuck with this classaction suit. I even called google to verify this and they also admitted that due to some US law, i am stuck with this suit. I can not sue google for click fraud for clicks happened during the period in question as I am infact suiing them now by means of this classaction suit. Appearantly this can be done like this in the US and as its a US company and the billing is done there also, US laws apply and there aint anything we can do about it. Doesnt that bring a different shade on the situation?
4:03 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you didn't opt out, you have no business complaining now.
4:33 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Listen, i got some spam looking emails and paid no attention to it. I have all right to complain. How dare they act on my behalf if I never agreed to this. I am sorry but thats BS. I know the US legal system is some what strange to call it the least but this is just messed up. What gives these guys the right to represent my interests which they cleary havent done. SO yes, i can complain and I will do so. Why didnt they just limit this to US advertisers or whatever. Why involve europeans, we can take care of ourselves thank you very much.
4:38 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Listen, i got some spam looking emails and paid no attention to it.

And that's the U.S. legal system's fault?

11:52 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As said.

The opt-out deadline is over. I have a couple threads here I have been trying to get going to no avail about the class action suit nuts and bolts, not the ethics of it. Figured everyone but me must have these questions answered.

1) What is the word on the the court approval of the settlement, hearing was scheduled for 7/24,25?
Evidence it has been approved,
[blog.searchenginewatch.com...]

2) Is there any ongoing discussion about the estimation of fraud figure needed in filling out the claim forms, for which the submission deadline is Friday, 8/4.

-Tom

12:08 am on July 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I did not realize it was so inclusive. Yes, as a US citizen we get these all the time. And what is worse is the damages are usually in the $7.36 with the lawyers making millions.
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This lawsuit only convers from 2002 until present. Google is still responsible for what happens from here on out. Even if you didn't opt out, you can still file a lawsuit for any future fraudulant clicks.