Google's $5.5M Privacy Deal Draws Ire Of Class Advocate

Law360, Los Angeles (December 22, 2016, 8:41 PM EST) -- A class action fairness advocacy organization is objecting to a $5.5 million settlement in a multidistrict litigation with Google over alleged privacy violations, telling a Delaware federal court it’s unfair to direct funds to cy pres recipients and that the requested $2.5 million in attorneys’ fees is excessive.

The Center for Class Action Fairness at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which represents class members in allegedly unfair settlement dealings, is representing objector Theodore H. Frank in the MDL over Google’s purportedly unlawful means of browser tracking. The search engine...
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