In the mail today I received a check for $25.05 from the Hanson vs Google AdWords settlement. In fact, there are hundreds of Google advertisers receiving checks this week. The settlement was reached in 2009 for $20 million due to exceeding the daily budget within the AdWords system.
After a few years, the lawyers have sent out payment to advertisers who joined the class action suit.
Most advertisers seem to be receiving checks worth less than the postage being used to mail them out. Here are some tweets:
I’ve just received a check in the mail from the Google AdWords Settlement Fund for 12 cents.
— LordKaT (@LordKaT) July 10, 2012
I got a check in the mail for the Google adwords Class action lawsuit. 40 cents – woohoo!!!!
— Eric Schmid (@TheVectorDoctor) July 10, 2012
Here is a picture of the check I received: