U.S. judge dismisses claims that LinkedIn overcharged advertisers
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By Jonathan Stempel
(Reuters) – A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn of inflating the number of people who watched video ads so the networking platform could overcharge hundreds of thousands of advertisers.
In a decision on Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen said that while some LinkedIn statements may have been misleading, the plaintiffs failed to show their legal remedies were inadequate before suing under two California laws that offered only equitable relief such as restitution.
The San Jose, California-based judge also said LinkedIn had no implied duty to provide “accurate ad metrics,” citing its disclaimer that it was not responsible for click fraud or illicit third-party activity that could affect ad costs.
Advertisers in the proposed class action accused LinkedIn of inflating its metrics …