Susman Godfrey Obtains Preliminary Approval of $20 Million Class Action Settlement Against Google

May 2009

Susman Godfrey, along with co-counsel Wolf Popper LLP, obtained preliminary approval of a proposed $20 million class action settlement agreement in a case brought by AdWords advertisers against Google, Inc. "The settlement is a great outcome for the class," stated Steve Susman.

The class action alleges claims against Google for breach of contract, unfair competition, and false advertising, based on Google's practice of charging AdWords advertisers more than their per day daily budget and its related disclosures. The case is pending in the Federal District Court of the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. Final approval of the settlement will be considered on September 14, 2009.

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