AIT Files Lawsuit Against Google for Breach of Contract and Unfair Business Practices; Seeks Class Action Status

Google, Inc. has been sued by AIT, a two-time INC 500 Company who has advertised with Google for years, as the representative plaintiff in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The suit was based on fraudulent clicks and Google’s refusal to take steps against it even though the company is well aware of the practice. The suit is seeking for class action status.

“Google is able to block spamming efforts from its own Google Gmail service and should do the same to protect its pay-per-click advertising clients. However, Google chooses to do nothing because substantive action would both invalidate the current paid search model and because a lot of people are making a lot of money from this,” said Clarence Briggs, AIT’s Chief Executive Officer.

AIT says it has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fraudulent clicks even though Google has the capability to detect fraud. “We have been watching this and documenting it for some time, not only for ourselves but for our customers from our network and several other networks,” said Briggs, “and we have the technical expertise to prove without a doubt that it is happening and that Google could do something about it if they wanted to.

Link [www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=103417]

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3 Responses to “AIT Files Lawsuit Against Google for Breach of Contract and Unfair Business Practices; Seeks Class Action Status”

  1. Google Facing Class Action on Click Fraud - Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Software Says:

    [...] Source: AIT Files Lawsuit Against Google for Breach of Contract and Unfair Business Practices; Seeks Class Action Status [...]

  2. Michael Balzary Says:

    Visit https://www.aitsucks.com [www.aitsucks.com] for stories about AIT and Clarence Briggs. It is humorous that Clarence Briggs, of all people, is concerned about fraud. Just read some of the stories at aitsucks.com. Many report poor service and unscrupulous business practices.

  3. Google To Pay 90 Million USD to Settle Click-Fraud Class Action Lawsuit - Phil Law Weblog Says:

    [...] The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed by Lane’s Gifts earlier this year in an Arkansas state court and is designed to settle all outstanding claims against Google for fraud committed using its pay-per-click ad system back to 2002, it said. I wonder if it also covers the ATF lawsuit, filed late last year for fraudulent clicks and Google’s refusal to take steps against it. [...]

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