HTC Must Weather Smartphone Tracking Suit

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday said that an HTC Corp. unit and AccuWeather Inc. must face a proposed nationwide class action claiming the companies stiffed consumers by developing and distributing an app that needlessly tracked their locations.

In her order, Judge Marsha Pechman said that purchasers of HTC EVO 3D and 4G devices, which came equipped with AccuWeather's mobile weather application, can adequately claim the app caused them financial harm because they might have paid less for the phones had they been known about the...
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