AOL Still On Hook In Consumer Data Release Action

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 7:49 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge refused on Monday to throw out a putative class action against AOL Inc. over alleged privacy and consumer protection violations stemming from 2006, rejecting arguments that the statutes of limitations have run out.

U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton said in his order that the applicable statutes of limitation did not resume running until Feb. 2, 2010, meaning the plaintiff's complaint was, in fact, filed within the time restraints.

Additionally, he rejected AOL’s argument that the plaintiff, Sandra Landwehr, lacks standing to seek relief...
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