Two class action lawsuits were filed in spring 2007 against ValueClick and Commission Junction concerning the use of adware.
It’s been pretty quiet around this case, but now news comes out that a proposed settlement has been reached on behalf of affiliate and merchants against ValueClick/CJ, according to Kellie Stevens of AffiliateFairPlay.com.
A proposed settlement has been reached and preliminarily approved in the class action lawsuits on behalf of publishers and advertisers against ValueClick/CJ. The cases centered on the presence of adware in CJ/BF and the impact on both publishers and advertisers. The two cases were consolidated earlier this year by the courts and the settlement covers both cases.
A court date of January 2009 has been set for a Fairness Hearing to determine if the settlement will have final approval by the court.