Google and Yahoo! civil trial set for February

3 January 2008

CITY OF INDUSTRY, California -- As reported by "While Internet search engine giants Yahoo! and Google recently settled with the United States government on claims the companies made millions through promoting illegal online gambling, a civil trial set to begin on February 11 will further test the liability of these companies in California, and will ask the courts to further restrict the ability of these Internet giants from similar action in the future.

"The class-action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court in August 2004 alleges that Yahoo! and Google, along with several other popular Web sites, made hundreds of millions of dollars by allowing advertisements for illegal online gambling…"

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