Fearful Class Rep Flees Facebook 'Like' Ad Action

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Two plaintiffs dropped out as proposed class representatives Tuesday in a suit in California over Facebook Inc.'s allegedly nonconsensual use of users' "likes" in advertisements, with one claiming she grew fearful for her privacy after the company "attacked" other representatives during depositions.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh agreed to allow Angel Fraley and Paul Wang to withdraw as proposed class representatives. She dismissed their claims without prejudice so they can become absent class members should the judge certify the proposed class.

Three plaintiffs remain as...
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Case Information

Case Title

Fraley et al v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

April 7, 2011

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