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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    According to the ruling, eight plaintiffs brought the class action suit against Google "on behalf of all persons and entities in the United States who acquired a Google account between August 19, 2004 and February 29, 2012 and maintained such an...

  2. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    This latest part began in 2012 following a judge's ruling that The Guild could file a class action lawsuit against the search giant. As we have long said, Google Books is in compliance with copyright law and acts like a card catalog for the digital...

  3. Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

    The lawsuit, which is requesting a Class Action status, has been brought forward by four plaintiffs: Dr. Interestingly enough, they are being represented by a law firm called "The Yelp Class-Action Law Firm," with lead attorney Randy Rosenblatt.

  4. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    Google released encrypted search in beta back in May 2010, prior to this class-action lawsuit, and launched it across all searches for signed-in users in 2011. Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class...

  5. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a longtime technology...

  6. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Google Faces Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Over Rogue Data Collection The investigation conducted was inadequate and did not address the applicability of federal wiretap law to Google's interception of emails, usernames, passwords, browsing histories...

  7. Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

    While the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs by Chicago law firm Edelson McGuire, the case is set up to become a class action suit. A lawsuit filed on August 23 accuses comScore of recording private consumer information (including social...

  8. Ask and LookSmart Send Out Click Fraud Settlement Letters

    If you purchased online advertising from LookSmart between January 1, 2002 and the present, you may be a class member in a class-action lawsuit, Lane's Gifts and Collectibles et al.v. Seems Lane's Gifts are not the only ones getting money back from...

  9. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    So Viacom, and many others that have joined in the lawsuit since it has become a class-action lawsuit and these are now all consolidated cases, are saying that Google should be more proactive, such as being able to figure it out ahead of time...

  10. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    Eric Goldman, assistant professor of Law at Santa Clara University, director of the High Tech Law Institute, and former legal counsel for epinions.com, gave this advice for SEMs to heed before filing a lawsuit.

  11. It's Time to See What's In the PPC Sausage

    Google Agrees To $90 Million Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit Over Click Fraud, Search Engine Watch The manifesto got its name from a quote from Otto Von Bismarck, "People who enjoy eating sausage and obeying the law shouldn’t watch either being...