JPML Urged To Send Lenovo Secret-Adware Suits To Calif.

By Caroline Simson (March 19, 2015, 5:33 PM EDT) -- In litigation against Lenovo Inc. over the allegedly secret installation of software that harvests user information for targeted advertisements, both sides continued to jostle over a venue Wednesday, with some telling the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that the suits should be shipped to California, not North Carolina.

Following named plaintiff Lukas Pick's late February motion to consolidate the suits in the Eastern District of North Carolina, Lenovo and software company Superfish Inc. — which is a defendant in the suits and developed and sold the allegedly "malicious" adware, known as Superfish Visual Discovery — urged the JPML to send...

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