A class-action lawsuit pertaining to Google s Adwords service will go ahead, following a ruling by the United States Supreme Court.
The complaint alleged that Adwords placed advertisements alongside appropriate search results, but often ended up serving the content on error pages and parked domains.
A group of Adwords customers were dissatisfied with the service, and decided to take legal action against Google.
The judge s reasoning was that each plaintiff would receive a different amount in damages, complicating the process of representative action.
At that time, it was decided that class action suits could only proceed when each plaintiff is making a similar claim, and those claims could all be resolved across the board.
And the Supreme Court has now come to the conclusion that the class action suit can indeed go ahead.