Facebook Won't Get Quick 9th Circ. Review In Privacy MDL

Law360 (November 1, 2019, 10:44 PM EDT) -- Facebook on Friday lost its bid to immediately appeal to the Ninth Circuit a September ruling that allowed users suing over the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal to move forward with most of their privacy claims.

In September's decision, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria shot down the bulk of Facebook's motion to dismiss in the sprawling multidistrict litigation targeting the social media giant's alleged failure to prevent third parties from accessing and misusing users' private data. He rejected Facebook's arguments that the plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to sue in federal court because they couldn't point to any "tangible negative consequences" that flowed...

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