Ancestry.com 'Misunderstands' Yearbook Photo Ad Suit

Law360 (January 21, 2021, 8:40 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs whose yearbook photos were used in advertisements for Ancestry.com without consent have urged a California federal judge to sustain their proposed class action, arguing that the genealogy service's reasons to dismiss the case stem from a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the claims.

Lead plaintiffs Meredith Callahan and Lawrence Geoffrey Abraham wrote Tuesday in their opposition to Ancestry.com's motion to dismiss that they have a right to control how their images are used and that the site "stole and profited" from them by using images of them as minors for advertisements.

Callahan and Abraham experienced "mental anguish" because of Ancestry.com's actions and...

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