Specific Media Ducks Class Action Over Web Privacy

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a putative class action alleging Internet advertiser Specific Media Inc. violated federal and state computer fraud and privacy laws, saying the complaint did not allege a concrete injury.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu adopted a tentative ruling granting Specific Media’s motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the plaintiffs’ generalized claim of economic loss did not meet legal requirements that an injury be more than conjectural, hypothetical or speculative. The judge, however, set a May 17...
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