More Spyware, Typosquatting Allegations Against Yahoo
Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo! Inc., accusing the company of bilking advertisers by displaying their online ads via spyware and adware products and on so-called "typosquatter" Web sites that capitalize on misspellings of popular trademarks or company names.
The allegations in this lawsuit, filed on behalf of online dating service Metrodate.com, are virtually identical to the accusations leveled earlier this week in a class action filed in New Jersey against Yahoo.This latest lawsuit also accuses Yahoo of using its relationship with adware and typosquatting sites to manipulate revenue around earnings time.
The complaint, a copy of which is downloadable here, was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the same court where Yahoo is already battling "click fraud" charges that it routinely overcharged advertisers and failed to stop certain abuses on its ad network.
May 5, 2006; 12:53 PM ET
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