Google Gets Dispute Over $8.5M Buzz Deal Booted For Venue

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 8:10 PM EST) -- Google Inc. convinced a New York federal judge to toss a proposed class action on Friday over the company's $8.5 million privacy violation settlement, saying the Internet giant can enforce the forum selection clause in its user agreement to conduct such disputes in California.

U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser dismissed the suit without prejudice, which alleged inconsistencies between the 2010 settlement agreement and subsequent class notice, ruling that Google can have such disputes located to Santa Clara County, where its Mountain View, Calif.-headquarters resides. The...
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