Google Unveils Settlement In Email-Scanning Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2016, 8:43 PM EST) -- Google has agreed to settle an email-scanning privacy action for $2.2 million in attorneys' fees and $0 to members of the class, it told a California federal judge on Tuesday — but the unusual settlement doesn't bar class members from seeking money later.

Daniel Matera sued Google in September 2015, alleging Gmail violates the Wiretap Act by intentionally intercepting emails to create user profiles that provide targeted advertising.

The search and ad giant submitted a notice of proposed class action settlement to U.S. District Judge Lucy...
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Case Information

Case Title

Matera v. Google Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

September 4, 2015

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