Hearst Subscriber's Data-Sharing Disclosure Fight Axed

Law360, Chicago (November 8, 2012, 2:42 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday axed a putative class action claiming Hearst Communications Inc. violated the state's Shine the Light law by failing to make data-sharing practice disclosures, finding a Cosmopolitan magazine subscriber failed to properly allege she suffered an injury.

U.S. District Judge George H. King granted the publishing giant's bid to dismiss Melissa Miller's first amended complaint, which she filed in August after the judge first found she had failed to show she had standing for claims under either the STL or California's...
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