Facebook Draws Support In Bid To Undo Privacy Class Action

Law360 (December 13, 2019, 9:56 PM EST) -- The Washington Legal Foundation is backing Facebook's bid for the U.S. Supreme Court to dismantle a class action over the company's face-scanning practices, arguing that allowing plaintiffs to proceed to trial without requiring them to prove real-world harm creates enormous pressure for companies to settle baseless claims. 

In an amicus brief filed Friday, the public interest law firm lined up behind a petition for writ of certiorari that Facebook filed earlier this month that urged the high court to review the Ninth Circuit's decision to uphold the certification of a class of roughly 6 million Illinois Facebook users who are pressing a...

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