Apparently, Google has also sent a "statement" to CNN, revealing their position regarding the case:
Well, highest standards or not, it looks like someone's going to hand over the cash. The fact that Google was recently accused of storing private data broadcast by unsecured Wi-Fi with its street-view cars probably hasn't helped either. Truth be told, there still isn't any specific evidence that this is all Google's fault, but nonetheless, it's the FTC's job to make sure that it never is.
source: CNN via SlashGear