Michael Abella Jul. 22, 2016, 12:35pm


SAN JOSE — A California advertiser is suing Google, alleging breach of implied covenant in failing to protect the plaintiff from fraudulent clicks.

Gurminder Singh of Vacaville, California, filed a class action suit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Jose Division against Google Inc., alleging breach of agreement.

According to the complaint, Singh has suffered financial damages for loss of ad-based revenue and substantial overcharges, significant artificial increases and associated inflation in the price of his advertisements on the GDN. 

The plaintiff alleges Google violated thire covenant of good faith and fair dealing, failed to appropriately measure the total clicks generated through AdWords placements and charged Singh an inflated price for GDN clicks.

Singh seeks a trial by jury, all damages, restitution and disgorgement of all monies, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and costs, and any other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorneys Kyle G. Bates and Todd Schneider of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP in Emeryville, California, by Garrett W. Wotkyns and Michael C. McKay of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP in Scottsdale, Arizona, and by John F. Edgar and Boyce N. Richardson of Edgar Law Firm LLC in Kansas City, Missouri.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-03734

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