Google Can't Argue Consent In Web Tracking MDL, Minors Say

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A group of minors last week pushed back at Google Inc. and Viacom Inc.'s bid to toss multidistrict litigation in New Jersey accusing them of illegally tracking the online activities of children under 13, arguing that underage users are legally unable to consent to tracking.

In a lengthy March 3 opposition to the companies' dismissal motion, the plaintiffs asserted that Viacom and Google had “miss[ed] the point” of the case by advancing the defense that their placement of cookies on users' computers that allowed them to...
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