Facebook Seeks Dismissal Of Parents' Class Action

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Monday asked a federal court in Illinois to dismiss a putative class action accusing the social networking giant of violating state law by using the names and photographs of children for advertising purposes without their consent.

Facebook alternatively asked the court to compel the plaintiffs to better articulate the claims in their complaint, filed June 1. Two minors are the named plaintiffs in the case, brought by their parents.

Facebook contends that the basis for the claim was spelled out in the complaint,...
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