Facebook Reaches Deal To End Spam Suit Against Marketer

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 7:27 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. and MaxBounty Inc. on Monday resolved a suit in California federal court alleging the marketing company hijacked the social networking giant's trademark to trick consumers into visiting advertising sites and allowing spam to be sent to their Facebook friends.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh dismissed the dispute Monday after Facebook and MaxBounty filed a stipulation for dismissal Thursday, ending the suit just more than a year after it was filed. A lawyer for Facebook said Monday that the settlement was confidential, while counsel...
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