Gmail Users Seek Class Cert. In Email Scanning Case

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in the Gmail account-scanning class action on Thursday asked the judge overseeing the case to certify several proposed classes of consumers who allegedly were harmed by Google Inc.’s analysis of users' emails without permission.

The plaintiffs, who accuse Google of analyzing content in Gmail accounts without the consent of message senders or recipients, say they satisfy all requirements for class certification under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

“Plaintiffs’ factual and legal claims establish a ‘common contention’ or ‘central question’ — whether Google engaged in the...
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