Facebook Strikes Deal To Resolve 'Like' Ad Action

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. has reached a settlement in principle in a putative class action targeting Facebook's allegedly nonconsensual use of users' "likes" in advertisements, according to a court document filed Monday in California federal court.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available, while Michael Rhodes, a Cooley LLP attorney who is handling the case for Facebook, and Robert Arns, an attorney with The Arns Law Firm who is representing plaintiffs, both declined to comment.

Plaintiffs sought to represent people in the U.S. who had their names,...
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