Facebook Wins $3M Award In IP, Spamming Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 25, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday awarded Facebook Inc. $3 million in damages and granted the company a permanent injunction in its unfair competition lawsuit against Power Ventures Inc. and its founder over alleged violations of copyright and spamming laws.

The decision comes more than a year after Facebook asked the judge hearing the remainder of the suit to level more than $18 million in damages against Power Ventures and its founder Steven Vachani over the alleged sending of at least 60,000 spam messages to Facebook...
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Case Information

Case Title

Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

December 30, 2008

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