Tom Lambotte is suing Citysearch.com, because the
advertising company allegedly charged him improperly for "fraudulent clicks". In
his view, Cityseach failed to take any significant measures to track or prevent
click fraud and fails to adequately warn its existing and potential customers
about the existence and prevalance of click fraud. The incident described in the
complaint seems to be of minor importance. Between December 11, 2007 and December 25, 2007 Lambotte
received a total of nine clicks on his ads, between December 26, 2007 and the
end of December his ad received between 12 to 16 porported clicks per day. If this
sudden increase of clicks is the result of click fraud, remains to be seen. Even
if this is the case, the damage the plaintiff might have suffered, might not be
higher than 50 US-Dollars...
Lambotte v. IAC/InterActiveCorp. (Cal. Superior Ct.
dated May 27, 2008)