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Pulaski and Middleman, LLC v. Google, Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently approved class certification for advertisers of Google Adwords, reversing U.S. District Judge Edward Davila’s decision in January 2012. Those who purchased Adwords between 2004 and 2008 can now sue as a group to recover damages over what they claim are violations of California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws. Google allegedly charged Pulaski for ads that appeared on error pages and so-called parked domain pages …

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Arbitration “Agreements” Struck Down

The Internet age has distorted the meaning of “agreement” to a contract almost beyond recognition: companies hide disclaimers, conditions, and waivers of our rights in the fine print of mind-numbingly long agreements. Just by clicking on an “I agree” checkbox, consumers can be forced to sign away their privacy, their intellectual property, or even their right to sue in court. Modern life requires us all to click or sign our “agreement” to such terms …

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False “On Sale” Claims Illegal in California

Have you ever triumphantly purchased a product advertised as “on sale” at what you thought was a discounted price, only to learn that the supposed “sale” price was just as high as, if not higher than, what other stores were charging?  If you live in California, the store that falsely advertised that product as “on sale” could be liable for consumer fraud.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Hinojos v. Kohls

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