Huffington Post has a story about a Google AdSense publisher who had his account terminated by Google for "posing a signficicant risk to advertisers." That advertiser sued Google in small claims court for $721, the amount of money he had accrued for clicks on his site. Guess what? He won! Seriously, go read the story, it reads very well.
Let me now give you the AdSense publisher reaction from DigitalPoint Forums.
Its small claims court. Google didn't even have lawyers representing them - a paralegal instead.
All you'll win is the few bucks Google owes you. Better than nothing I guess... but you cannot get your account back via small claims court.
Sounds like a rare exception, doubt others would be able to do it.
Very nice article. I'm happy for the dude. Everybody whose account got cancelled, sue Google!
Is this going to spark a ton of law suits for Google?
Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.
Update: Turns out that publisher did indeed violate Google's TOS and the court overruled the decision in appeals court.