State AGs, ABA Press High Court Over Google Privacy Deal

By Allison Grande (July 17, 2018, 10:40 PM EDT) -- A dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court over the fairness of an $8.5 million privacy settlement that requires Google to pay millions to third parties and nothing to class members is attracting a crush of outside input, with the federal government, state attorneys general, the American Bar Association and musicians among those speaking up. 

In 13 separate amicus briefs filed this week, a diverse group of stakeholders weighed in on the central question before the high court of whether, or in what circumstances, cy pres deals — which involve distributing funds to charities and other third parties rather than class members and...

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