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Google AdSense Sued by Suspended Publisher

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Steve Bryant at eWeek reports that a woman has sued Google after she was suspended from the program for clicking on her own ads. Theresa B. Bradley filed a lawsuit against Google for $250,000 for fraud and misrepresentation, even though she admits she clicked her own ads "to verify that the advertisers were not selling competing products".

The site in question is, and she claims it took her staff 100 hours for "placing and reviewing HTML code for Google AdSense" on her site which seems to have under a few dozen pages. In addition, Bradley is also claiming her "brief business relationship with Google caused her irreparable harm by damaging her reputation and the reputation of her products and services."

Google responded to Bryant that "the suit is without merit and that the company would defend itself vigorously". However, Bradley did not reply to requests for comment on the lawsuit. Bryant notes that Bradley also sued Yahoo in August, although for unknown reasons at this time.

The full story is at eWeek (including additional information from the author in the comments). My additional thoughts on the case are at JenSense.

Postscript Barry: Steve Bryant from eWeek has learned that she has also claimed that Google deleted all emails related to the AdSense dispute from her Gmail account.

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