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Suit Seeks to Block Google Click Fraud Settlement


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A former Google advertiser filed a suit Wednesday to block a $90 million settlement of a class-action suit related to click fraud, reports the Associated Press. The complaint, filed by Joseph Kinney in Arkansas state court, argues that the amount grossly understates the amount of click fraud; the suit targets two small businesses - Lane's Gifts & Collectibles and Caufield Investigations - which led the class-action lawsuit against Google.

The attempt to block the settlement is being organized by lawyers who had filed a similar click-fraud suit against Google in California federal court; that case has been suspended until the settlement is finalized.

Google said those lawyers "are trying to circumvent the normal class action process which we believe is inappropriate. We question if this lawsuit may be motivated more by the quest for attorneys' fees than pursuit of what's best for class members."

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