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Court Approves $22.5 Million Google AdWords Class Action Settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Davila today granted final approval to a $22.5 million settlement of claims related to Google’s placement of its advertisers' ads on parked domains and error pages.

Plaintiffs alleged that from July 11, 2004 through March 31, 2008, Google failed to disclose to its AdWords customers that it placed their ads on websites known as parked domains and error pages. Parked domains are websites with little or no content, and error pages are websites that users visit when they enter an unregistered address into their web browser. Google denied these allegations.

“We are gratified by this excellent result for millions of AdWords advertisers,” said Noah Schubert of Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe, Lead Counsel for the Class, “It has been a hard-fought nine-year case including an important victory in the Ninth Circuit.”

Under the terms of the settlement, class members who submitted claims will receive payment in proportion to the amount they spent on ads on parked domains and error pages during the class period.

For additional information about the settlement and the status of payments, visit the settlement website at or contact the settlement administrator toll-free by phone at 844-798-3628 or by email at

Class Counsel may also be reached by contacting Noah Schubert at the law firm of Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe by phone at 415-788-4220 or by email at

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