Aaron Greenspan became an AdSense publisher in March of 2008. He wanted to make a little coin from his wesite, Think Computer Corporation.
Google “disabled” his account out-of-the-blue nine months later, and suspended his payment of the $721 he was owed.
Greenspan tried to reach anyone and everyone at Google, only to find out there was no customer service department for AdSense.
Greenspan then turned to the legal system and took Google to court. As lawyers are not permitted in small claims court, Google sent paralegal Stephanie Milani to the courtroom to represent the company.
Unfortunately, she couldn’t give the judge a reason as to why Greenspan’s account was disabled. Milani simply said that any publisher’s account can be terminated at any time for any reason.
The judge then sarcastically asked if an account could be terminated because of the publisher’s eye color.
He subsequently ruled in favor of Greenspan.
Milani then asked a very interesting question…
“What if everyone whose account was canceled sued Google?”
Hmm, that’s an intriguing question indeed.
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