Если вы крутили рекламу с 1 мая 2000 по 22 сентября 2009, то, наверное, знаете про class action (бумажки присылали по обычной и электронной почте).

Yahoo типа крутила нашу рекламу в ужасных местах:

Yahoo! breached its contract with its customers by allowing Yahoo! ads to be displayed in spyware, domain name parking sites (also known as bulk registration sites), pop-ups, pop-unders, and typosquatting sites.

И вот, финальный settlement близок. «Final approval hearing» состоится 11 января 2010.

Settlement такой (что сделает Yahoo):

A. «Ad Placement Option»
B. Enhanced Disclosures
C. Enhancements to the Click Investigation Request Tool

E. Refunds to Class Members who are Out of Business
Yahoo! will pay a $20 refund («Refund») to eligible Class members who are out of business.

(Подробности)

В общем, Yahoo улучшит свою рекламную сеть и выплатит по $20 разорившимся. УРА!!! УРА! Всем прыгать от радости!

Барабанная дробь…

XI. How Will The Lawyers Be Paid? Will The Class Representatives Receive Service Awards?

Class Counsel will apply for attorneys’ fees of $4,170,000, plus reimbursement of expenses of approximately $100,000, and for service awards to the three Class Representatives of $10,000 each. Yahoo! has agreed to pay those fees, expenses and service awards, in the total amount of $4.3 million, in addition to providing the other settlement benefits described above in Section VI. Attorneys’ fees, reimbursement of costs, and service awards to Class Representatives must be approved by the Court.

Подробности см. в фильме «Interstate 60».