FTC's $23M Google Fine May See Protest Over Liability Denial

Law360, Chicago (August 22, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog asked a California federal court Tuesday for permission to challenge the Federal Trade Commission's record $22.5 million penalty deal with Google Inc. over alleged privacy violations, saying the tech giant's denial of liability needs to be evaluated.

The consumer group wants the court to order Google and the FTC to provide briefs supporting their proposed settlement and to allow Consumer Watchdog to file its own amicus brief before the court decides to sign off on the proposed settlement, which the FTC announced...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Google, Inc.


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3:12-cv-04177

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California Northern

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Susan Illston

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August 7, 2012

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