Facebook Seeks Toss Of Suit Over Minors' Images In Ads

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 5:16 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. on Tuesday asked a California federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing the social networking behemoth of illegally using the names and photographs of children for advertising purposes without their consent, saying the plaintiffs weren't actually injured by the practice.

The complaint claims state law prohibits the unauthorized use of a person's name or likeness for commercial purposes, and that although Facebook's membership terms state that users consent to the use of their names and licenses in advertising, the plaintiffs were minors...
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C.M.D. et al v. Facebook, Inc.


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3:12-cv-01216

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California Northern

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Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

March 12, 2012

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