Viacom, Google Face Spate Of Suits Over Child Web Tracking

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 5:26 PM EST) -- Viacom Inc. and Google Inc. are facing a half dozen putative class actions accusing them of illegally tracking the online activities of children under 13, including two suits filed recently in California and New Jersey.

Viacom and Google have placed cookies on users' computers that allowed the companies to unlawfully track the Internet and video-viewing activities of minors who visited Viacom sites, including Nick.com and NickJr.com, in order to serve them with targeted advertising, according to separate complaints filed in the Northern District of California on...
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N.J. v. Viacom Incorporated et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-04322

Court

Missouri Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act

Judge

Matt J. Whitworth

Date Filed

December 21, 2012


Case Title

M. v. Viacom, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-01295

Court

Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

J. Phil Gilbert

Date Filed

December 21, 2012


Case Title

T. v. VIACOM, INC et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-01868

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Nora Barry Fischer

Date Filed

December 21, 2012


Case Title

Fryar


Case Number

4:12-cv-03713

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

450(Commerce ICC Rates, Etc.)

Date Filed

December 21, 2012


Case Title

CAF AND CTF v. MP et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-07829

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Stanley R. Chesler

Date Filed

December 24, 2012


Case Title

L.G. v. Google, Inc et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-06555

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

December 28, 2012

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