Carrier IQ Cellphone Privacy Cases Combined In Calif.

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Eighteen putative class actions alleging software company Carrier IQ Inc. secretly gave smartphone users' personal data to phone companies will be consolidated in the Northern District of California, where Carrier IQ, Apple Inc. and other defendants are based, a federal panel ruled Monday.

An additional 53 related cases may join the new multidistrict litigation, which the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said should be heard in the Northern District of California where many of the actions were filed and relevant documents and witnesses are believed...
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