Google's $13M Street View Deal Gets OK From Intrigued Judge

Law360, San Francisco (September 6, 2019, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Friday he would preliminarily approve a $13 million cy pres deal ending claims Google illegally gathered Wi-Fi network data with its Street View car fleet, saying the case addressed unexplored electronic privacy questions and promising a detailed opinion to explain his reasoning in case of an appeal.

"I don't need to comment on: Was it all worth it?" U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer said at a hearing in San Francisco federal court Friday. But he did anyway.

Judge Breyer said this case — regarding whether Google violated the Wiretap Act by allowing its Street View...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS