9th Circ. Won't Revisit $9.5M Facebook Privacy Settlement

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday declined to rehear en banc Facebook Inc. users' challenge the approval of a $9.5 million class action settlement that resolved consumer privacy claims without compensating class members, despite protests from six judges that the decision breaks with court precedent.

By denying the petition, the appeals court further solidifies a 2-1 decision in September finding that a federal court properly approved the 2009 settlement. Under the terms of the deal, Facebook agreed to terminate the feature and pay $9.5 million to drop...
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