Facebook Seeks To Nix Friend Finder Suit

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 1:57 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. has asked a federal judge to toss a putative class action accusing the social networking site of violating its users’ publicity rights by misappropriating their names and likenesses to promote its Friend Finder service.

Facebook on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint, claiming that users consented to the company's use of their names and images and that, even if they had not, the plaintiffs could not prove they had been injured by the company's actions.

Facebook users Robyn Cohen, Shannon Stoller,...
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