Facebook User Pushes High Court To Nix 'Beacon' Pact
Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A Facebook Inc. user on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the approval of a $9.5 million class action settlement that resolved consumer privacy claims related to the site's now-defunct "Beacon" feature, saying the pact is unfair because it leaves class members with no compensation.
In a petition for writ of certiorari, Megan Marek asked the high court to consider whether, or in what circumstances, a "cy pres" remedy that provides no direct relief to class members comports with the requirement of Rule 23(e)(2) that a settlement that binds class members must be "fair, reasonable and adequate."
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