Battle Over Google Fine Could Halt No-Fault Deals At FTC

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog on Tuesday won approval from a California federal court to contest the Federal Trade Commission's decision to allow Google Inc. to deny liability in a record $22.5 million settlement over alleged privacy violations, a challenge that, if successful, could impede the agency's ability to reach similar pacts in the future.

The FTC unveiled the contested settlement on Aug. 9, seeking to resolve allegations that Google breached a settlement it reached with the FTC in October by violating its promise not to place...
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