Judge Slams Firm's 'Deceptive' Facebook Privacy Deal Ads

Law360, San Francisco (September 22, 2020, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Levi & Korsinsky LLP wrongly ran online advertisements designed to "mislead and deceive" consumers into opting out of a recently secured $650 million biometric privacy settlement with Facebook to pursue their own claims, a California federal judge said during a hearing Tuesday, slamming the law firm's "artful" deception.

U.S. District Judge James Donato let loose on Levi & Korsinsky partner Gregory M. Nespole during a video hearing on class counsel's bid for a temporary restraining order against the firm, admonishing Levi & Korsinsky for running ads before class members received official notice of the settlement and for soliciting opt-out plaintiffs by...

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