$20M Facebook Ad Deal Shortchanges Class, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, Chicago (February 11, 2014, 1:36 PM EST) -- A group of dissident class members asked the Ninth Circuit on Monday to scrap Facebook Inc.’s $20 million settlement of a suit alleging it co-opted users’ photos for ads without their permission, saying the deal rewards plaintiffs’ lawyers and charities at the expense of the class.

The $15 allotted for each claimant under the deal is a paltry award considering class counsel is set to receive $5 million, and several charities could receive millions more from the settlement fund under a “cy pres" award, the objecting...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wendy Lally, et al v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

September 24, 2013

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