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Google's $8.5M Privacy Deal Cracks Puzzling Injury Issues

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. is facing backlash over a recently proposed $8.5 million settlement that would resolve a pair of privacy class actions without giving consumers any money, but attorneys predict the pact will gain approval from the court and become a model for companies addressing thorny injury issues.

The Google settlement came under fire Thursday, when Consumer Watchdog, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and other consumer groups penned a letter urging U.S. District Judge Edward Davila to reject the settlement of claims that Google illegally divulged search information to third parties. They blasted the deal for not providing direct monetary relief to...

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