Click fraud lawsuit targets IAC’s Citysearch from News.com reports the law firm of Kabateck Brown Kellner is targeting IAC’s Citysearch.com for allegedly “defrauding its advertising customers of millions of dollars” by “turning a blind eye to click fraud” and actually “encouraging” the click fraud.
This Los Angeles-based law firm has won suits against Google and Yahoo in the past on click fraud charges. In addition, last month it filed a new suit (Google Sued For Undesired AdSense Inclusion) against Google.
In this case, the plaintiff is Tom Lambotte, who claimed he started a Citysearch ad account in 2007. After not seeing much click activity, he decided to cancel his account. During the long cancellation process, he noticed an increase in the number of clicks on his ads. Lambotte hired Kabateck to represent them in this click fraud case.
Kabateck issued a statement:
Citysearch.com is defrauding its advertising customers of millions of dollars by not only turning a blind eye to click fraud, but in fact encouraging it as well.