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Facebook user files class action against Facebook

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Facebook has been sued in a California federal court by a Facebook user. The plaintiff seeks to get the case certified as a class action.

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Securities class action filed against Facebook relating to data provided to Cambridge Analytica

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Shareholders of Facebook stock sued the social media giant alleging that Facebook made misleading claims about its use of user data, which blew up this month when its alleged relationship to a Trump-linked data firm was made public. Shares of Facebook’s stocks toppled more than $20 over two days earlier this week after the New York Times and the Observer of London reported that Facebook did not tell users that their private data was being harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Securities fraud class action against Facebook settled for $35 million

Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by Steve Larson

A settlement of a class action against Facebook was preliminarily approved on February 26, 2018. The deal was reached to a securities fraud suit that had been certified as a class action. The suit alleged the tech giant hid key financial forecast information from investors leading up to its initial public offering in May 2012, causing its stock to languish in its first year.

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Advertising age discrimination class action filed against T-Mobile, Amazon, and many others

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A proposed class action complaint filed in California federal court on December 20, 2017, alleges that T-Mobile, Amazon, and hundreds of other companies are discriminating against older workers by limiting the audience for their Facebook advertisements to only reach younger users. The Communications Workers of America alleged on behalf of a proposed class of older workers that companies, at Facebook Inc.’s prompting, are limiting the audience that sees their want ads to audiences under the age of 40, or setting other upper-end age limitations that would stop older workers from ever even seeing the recruitment advertisements, according to the suit.

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Facebook named in another privacy class action

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by Steve Larson

LikeFacebook, Inc., the largest online social network in the world, has been sued in a privacy class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  The case is entitled Campbell et al v. Facebook Inc., Case No. CV 4:13-cv-05996.  The complaint alleges that Facebook violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private Facebook messages without their consent.  Read more…


Instagram sued in class action over change in terms

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Steve Larson

LikeIn a proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court recently, a California Instagram user leveled breach of contract and other claims against the company.  Instagram, which allows people to add filters and effects to photos and share them easily on the Internet, was acquired by Facebook last year for $715 million.

In announcing revised terms of service last week, Instagram spurred suspicions that it would sell user photos without compensation. It also announced a mandatory arbitration clause, forcing users to waive their rights to participate in a class action lawsuit except under very limited circumstances.  The current terms of service, in effect through mid-January, contain no such liability shield. Read more…


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