Some Google advertisers say the search giant is shortchanging them by offering $60 million in refunds to settle a class action over "click fraud." One marketing director, who isn't sure how much his company paid Google for bogus sales referrals caused by the sham, called the offer "almost like an insult." Google also expects to pay $30 million to lawyers who settled the case on behalf of advertisers. An Arkansas judge is expected to consider the proposed class action settlement in late July.
Despite Settlement, Click-Fraud Concerns Hound Google
The Associated Press
May 9, 2006