Google AdSense Publisher Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

All persons or entities Google’s records indicate are located within the United States, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the United States Minor Outlying Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Canada, whose AdSense account Google disabled or terminated on any date between May 20, 2010 and May 7, 2018, and whose last AdSense unpaid amounts Google withheld in their entirety, and permanently, on any date between May 20, 2010 and May 7, 2018 in connection with such disablement or termination, and where the sum withheld totals $10 or more.

Estimated Amount


The calculations for this settlement will be made based on unpaid amounts due and total number of valid claims

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

David Linnins, et al. v. Haeco Americas LLC, et al.,
Case No. 1:16­-cv-­00486

District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Case Summary

Plaintiffs brought this class action lawsuit against Google Inc., as predecessor to Google LLC (“Google” or “Defendant”), and alleged that when Google terminated AdSense publishers for alleged breach of contract, it improperly withheld unpaid amounts in those publishers’ AdSense accounts. Plaintiffs alleged that Google’s conduct, among other things, breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Google has at all times denied any and all alleged wrongdoing.

Settlement Pool





Free Range Content v. Google

c/o GCG

P.O. Box 10537

Dublin, OH 43017-4537

Phone: 1-888-684-5073

Fax: 1-888-425-6983