In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that various Google Home devices – including the Google Home, Google Home Hub, Google Home Mini, and Google Nest – would not record conversations unless someone used an activation phrase (e.g., “Hey Google”) and would not send recordings to Google without authorization when, according to the complaint, such claims are false because Google programs the devices to record, retrieve, and process audio in homes even when no one says anything to activate recording. (Brekhus et al v. Google LLC and Alphabet Inc., Case No. 20-cv-5488, N.D. Cal.)

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Disclosures in Google Play

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Disclosures in Google Play

Allegations: Failing to adequately disclose that certain games use loot boxes, which are a form of gambling that violates state anti-gambling laws

Google Stadia

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Google Stadia

Allegations: Falsely advertising Stadia as more powerful than other gaming consoles and as displaying all video games in 4k resolution

Google’s Marketing of Pine-Sol

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Google’s Marketing of Pine-Sol

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Google’s website – sometimes referred to as Google Buys or Google Shopping — misleadingly markets Pine-Sol Multi Surface Cleaner using…

Google Drive Storage Fees

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Google Drive Storage Fees

In January 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Google for, among other things, allegedly deceiving customers who subscribe to Google Drive (a data-storage service). According to the complaint, Google…


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