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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…

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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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Judge grants preliminary approval to second attempt by Facebook to settle privacy class action

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 by Steve Larson

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in California rejected a settlement in August over Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ advertising feature, questioning why it did not award money to Facebook users for using their personal information.

But in a ruling handed down Monday, Seeborg said a revised settlement “falls within the range of possible approval as fair, reasonable and adequate.”  Read more…

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Facebook proposes new settlement in sponsored story class action

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Steve Larson

Facebook, Inc. has proposed a revised $20 million settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating the rights of users through its “Sponsored Stories” advertising feature after a U.S. judge rejected an earlier accord.

The new settlement agreement, filed in early October, in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, drops provisions setting aside up to $10 million to be given to charity and allows users to apply for a cash payment of up to $10 each. Read more…

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Facebook settles class action by allowing users to avoid having their photos appear in advertisements

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Steve Larson

A settlement in a recent Facebook class action lawsuit means users will soon have the option to back out of ads that show their pictures and name next to “sponsored” advertisements on the social networking pages of their friends. The decision comes after users claimed Facebook was using their images without first obtaining proper permission.

Under the new rules, analysts believe Facebook is set to lose upwards of $100 million in lost revenue. Read more…

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