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  1. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    Watchdog group the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed this first-of-its-kind lawsuit against Google in 2007. The Australian High Court’s ruling overturns a Federal Court ruling from last April, which found Google guilty of...

  2. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    In one example in that suit, filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, users were led to believe by virtue of the ad title that they would be taken to the Honda.com.au website, when in fact the ad was for another website called...

  3. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed suit over paid advertisements that misled consumers by showing competitors in search results for businesses. Google has lost an Australian court case on appeal after the original decision in...

  4. FTC approves Google's acquisition of DoubleClick

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved the deal in November. In a 4-1 vote, the commission wrote in its majority statement that "after carefully reviewing the evidence, we have concluded that Google's proposed acquisition of...

  5. Senate Subcommittee Cautions FTC on Google-DoubleClick Acquisition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved the deal earlier this month. Senators are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look with a critical eye on Google's planned acquisition of DoubleClick.

  6. Search Headlines & Links: September 11, 2007

    Australian Watchdog Suing Google Gets Judicial CriticismThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was told its legal briefs were unclear and were ordered to submit summaries of their main allegations by the Australian judge overseeing the...