Judge Rips Attys For Google, Users Over Privacy Arguments

By Dorothy Atkins (March 4, 2021, 10:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge criticized counsel for both parties Thursday in a putative class action accusing Google of secretly tracking users' browsing activity on third-party mobile apps, saying their arguments on Google's motion to dismiss veered outside the pleadings.

At the start of a hearing held via Zoom, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg stopped Google's counsel, Eduardo E. Santacana of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, in the middle of a slideshow of excerpts from an array of documents, saying legal teams for both sides were "going all off on all sorts of things" that are outside the pleadings, which are irrelevant...

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