Calif. Judge Rejects Google Email-Scanning Settlement

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 9:24 PM EDT) -- It’s back to the settlement drawing board for Google Inc. and a proposed class of non-Gmail users accusing the internet giant of unlawfully scanning their emails after a California judge struck down their proposed $2.2 million deal, saying the class benefits were “difficult to understand.”

A week after U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh took attorneys for both parties to task during oral arguments for putting forward an agreement that was “very vague” and unclear “at best” about what exactly Google is currently doing with users’ emails and what change will result from the deal, she reiterated those perceptions in a ruling...

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