Google Asks Panel To Steer Email Scanning Cases To Calif.

Law360, San Diego (March 21, 2013, 11:17 PM ET) -- An attorney representing Google Inc. on Thursday pushed for a multidistrict litigation panel to centralize in California federal court six proposed privacy class actions alleging it illegally used data from emails sent to Gmail addresses, saying consolidation will simplify discovery and prevent inconsistent decisions.

Whitty Somvichian, a Cooley LLP litigator representing Google, told the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at a San Diego hearing that the six suits pending in five jurisdictions — California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania — all stem from the same...
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in Re GOOGLE INC. GMAIL LITIGATION


Case Number

5:13-md-02430

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

April 1, 2013

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