Carrier IQ Seeks To Merge Smartphone Privacy Cases In Calif.

Law360, San Diego (March 29, 2012, 7:41 PM ET) -- Counsel for application developer Carrier IQ Inc. on Thursday argued before a federal panel that dozens of proposed class actions claiming the company secretly gave smartphone users’ personal data to cellphone providers should be consolidated in California federal court, where the majority of the cases were filed.

Rodger Cole, a Fenwick & West LLP attorney representing the defendant, told the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that a total of 71 cases have been brought against Carrier IQ, and 33 of those actions were pending in...
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