Google wins click fraud-case
In November 2004 Google filed a suit
against Auctions Expert International LLC claiming that the
and/or fraudulently" generated clicks on the ads Google served to the company's
Web site. Auctions Expert, like other AdSense publishers, received a share of
pay-per-click revenue when visitors clicked on the ads on the Auctions Expert
page. According to Google, Auctions Expert hired dozens of people to click on
the site's ads.
In May Google quietly won a
$75,000 judgment in this case.
November 22, 2004: Olsen,
Google gets gruff over click fraud, CNet:
July 5, 2005: Davis, Wendy,
Google Wins $75,000 In Click Fraud Case, MediaPost Publications:
"GOOGLE QUIETLY WON A $75,000 judgment in May in a click fraud case against
former AdSense participant Auctions Expert International and its two
"Google filed a lawsuit against an Internet operation that it claims
systematically clicked on text ads to defraud its advertising network."