Yahoo Faces Class-Action Spyware, Ad-Sales Suit

Ben Edelman, a Massachusetts lawyer and spyware researcher, is one of the lawyers who filed a lawsuit this week against Yahoo on behalf of advertiser Crafts By Veronica, as well as other advertisers. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in New Jersey, accuses Yahoo and its ad sales subsidiary Overture Services Inof charging higher rates for ads promised premium placement, but then placing those ads on spyware-vendor sites and on Web pages with URLs that are misspellings of popular sites

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