Disputers Of Google Privacy Deal Cite 9th Circ. Award Ruling

Law360 (October 24, 2018, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Challengers to Google's $8.5 million privacy settlement, the fairness of which the U.S. Supreme Court will consider next week, have cited a recent Ninth Circuit approval of a "cy pres" deal distributing class action awards to third parties and not consumers as reason for the high court to wade into the issue.

Petitioners Theodore H. Frank and Melissa Ann Holyoak of Washington D.C.-based think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute warned Tuesday that the circuit court's approval earlier this month of a lower court distributing leftover funds from a $38 million settlement to local San Diego universities instead of to class members encourages...

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