Judge Won't Revive Suit Over Facebook's Data Sharing

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 12:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Tuesday to revive a claim in a defunct class action accusing Facebook Inc. of improperly sharing consumers' personal information with advertisers, saying the claim's dismissal did not hinge on the nature of the plaintiffs' communications with the company.

U.S. District Judge James Ware denied the plaintiffs' motion to amend his dismissal, with prejudice, of their Stored Communications Act allegation in November. The judge also tossed claims brought under the Wiretap Act and California state law, but those allegations were not at...
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Case Information

Case Title

"In Re: Facebook Privacy Litigation"

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Ronald M. Whyte

Date Filed

May 28, 2010

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