More Misplaced Google Ad Lawsuits... This Time In Australia
from the everybody-sue-Google-now dept
The second complaint is even more bizarre. ACCC claims that Google hasn't done enough to distinguish the top ad slots from the organic search results. That seems like a stretch. Google has always done a good job highlighting and marking the listings that were ads, and you'd have to have pretty bad eyesight not to realize which slots are for ads and which are for organic listings. Nevertheless, ACCC claims that Google does not make this clear and that people would think the sponsored listings were the top organic listings. Of course, it's hard to see how they can back that up, since the sponsored slots are so well marked. However, why let little things like facts get in the way of a chance to sue the almighty Google?
Update: Well, that was fast. It looks like the judge in the case agrees with us, as he wasted no time slapping down the ACCC's arguments as "incomprehensible," "opaque," and "somewhat repetitious."