Judge Bows Out Of Facebook Ad Suit Day Before Hearing

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- The California federal judge overseeing the class action alleging Facebook Inc. uses people's pictures in ads without their permission recused herself Wednesday, just a day before a scheduled hearing to discuss the social network's plan to pay $20 million to exit the suit.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh, who had overseen the case since shortly after it began in April 2011, gave no reason for her decision to step back from the suit in a brief order stipulating that the case would be reassigned....
To view the full article, register now.




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

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.