Google AdWords
Class Action Settlement

If You Had a Google AdWords Account and Were Charged for Ad Clicks,
You May Be Entitled to Money

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10/6/2017: Checks were mailed to eligible class members on October 6, 2017. If you selected to have your funds deposited directly into your banking account, please allow several business days for receipt. If you selected to have your Google AdWords Account credited, the credit is expected to occur sometime in November. You can view the court document regarding the distribution here.
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8/7/2017: Judge Davila issued his final order and judgment approving the settlement on 8/7/2017. Unless appeals are filed, we expect that distribution will occur sometime in October. Please view Important Case Documents for more information.
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Important Court Ordered Notice

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, you may be entitled to payment under the settlement of a class action lawsuit.

A $22,500,000 class action settlement has been preliminarily approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in the case In Re Google AdWords Litigation, No. 5:08-cv-03369-EJD. Your rights may be affected and you may be entitled to a portion of this settlement if you are an eligible Class Member.

Who Is Included in the Settlement? You may be a Class Member if during the period of July 11, 2004 through March 31, 2008, you: 1) were a U.S. resident; 2) had a Google AdWords Account; and 3) were charged for clicks on advertisements appearing on parked domains or error pages.

What Is This Case About? This case alleges that Google failed to disclose to its AdWords customers that it placed ads on websites known as parked domains and error pages. The lawsuit alleges that this conduct violated California laws against unfair competition and false advertising. Google denies these claims.