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Can I bring Google to small claim court?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by mmtino, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. #1
    When I opened my first account, I did make some clicks and my first account was disabled. Then I opened another account about 2 months ago. In that 2 months period, I did everything I can to promote my 3 websites and had about $500 earning (never made any clicks by myself and I did not request payment until recently).

    Instead of sending my payment, Google disabled my second account.

    My question is if I can bring it to small claim court for my payment because I did work on promoting adsense for 2 months. They could disable my account but not after I request payment which was 2 months after I opened and promoted it.
    SEMrush
    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
    mmtino, Oct 3, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Tyler Banfield

    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    Ummm...

    NO
     
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  3. wentworth

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    you can take them to court, but your case will be thrown out and/or dismissed.

    if you get an attorney, make sure he does not get paid unles you get paid.
    becuase you probably (99.99999999999999999999999999%) wont get paid.
     
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    MattUK Notable Member

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    No, you boke their TOS, firstly by cheating in the first place and secondly by opening another account.
     
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  5. mmtino

    mmtino Peon

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    My thought is that if I was hired for 2 months and got fired without pay right after I request my payment, I should have the right to collect my earning.

    I will try everything I can to communicate with google before I bring it to the court. I hope Google consider to restate my account is a win-win for every one.
     
    mmtino, Oct 3, 2006 IP
  6. Tyler Banfield

    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    I hope you're kidding. If not, you're a dumbass. Google isn't going to do anything for you because you broke their TOS
     
    Tyler Banfield, Oct 3, 2006 IP
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    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    I thing google will not offer you anything as stated in their TOS i think you would have given the same address instead of a different address

    So only they disabled your account
     
    Freewebspace, Oct 3, 2006 IP
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    No mercy for cheaters.
    That's the right attitude from google and i wouldn't send you a single penny either, no matter how much you made.
    If you got banned you're not allowed to open a new account, so you broke the TOS before you even started earning.
     
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    aaa... err... google doen't give people second chances?...
     
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    ravianz Well-Known Member

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    now its better for you to try some other network! If you are from US try YPN and if you are outside US there are many other programs like chitika about which you can searh this forum
     
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  11. mmtino

    mmtino Peon

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    No one can hire an attorney in small claim court. It may be a good experience to bring the big guy to the court :)
     
    mmtino, Oct 3, 2006 IP
  12. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    The Google ToS does not override federal, state, county, or municipal law. Basically, the ToS can say whatever it wants -- but that does not make it legally enforceable.

    In small claims court, attorneys are not usually utilized. Google will, of course, use attorneys anyway. I mean, who else could they send?

    You will have to file in Google's jurisdiction. i.e. you will have to travel to California to take Google to small claims court.

    You were never Google's employee. You were a vendor. It's a whole different set of laws.

    Your odds of winning are approximately zero, but Google certainly does deserve to be forced to deal with quite a few of their unhappy ex-publishers in court.
     
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    Google aren't hiring you though, there are no employees rights. You're entering into a contract with them (their contract is the TOS) if you break this contract then it also stipulates what'll happen to you. Maybe you should learn to read contracts in future.
     
    MattUK, Oct 3, 2006 IP
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    hextraordinary Well-Known Member

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    They could, but why should they?
    Just handling the bureaucracy of all the cheaters, it's not worth it for them.
     
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    Dude, lets say you do take them to court, you will lose still because you CANT open a second account once they have disabled your account, so your at the bottom...
     
    medic2424, Oct 3, 2006 IP
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    Google will send you a Pre-prepared email they send out to banned people.
    And it's not a win-win.

    It's a lose-lose for you.
     
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    But in his case, he doesn't even have a valid argument. He committed click fraud and then opened a fake account.
     
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    did you communicate with google when you first got banned ....
     
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    Dumbest thread ever!
     
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    Thanks for your comment. I am learning...:eek:
     
    mmtino, Oct 3, 2006 IP