Tag: Facebook

Job Seekers File Class Action Against a Class of Employers Who Use Facebook Ad Placement Tools

June 13, 2018 by

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of older workers who seek to sue a defendant class of all employers and employment agencies who use Facebooks’ ad placement tools to direct ads to younger workers to the exclusion of older workers. The Communication Workers Union and other plaintiffs allege that employers that do

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

December 17, 2012 by

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

Facebook proposes new settlement in sponsored story class action

October 24, 2012 by

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

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

June 27, 2012 by

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.

Facebook faces seven more class actions

June 12, 2012 by

On May 28, 2012, seven additional securities fraud class actions were filed against Facebook.  The cases were filed in New York and in California. The complaints allege that only large institutional investors were informed of reduced revenue estimates during the roadshow.  The Facebook IPO went public on May 18, 2012 at $38 per share, and

Investors file securities fraud class action against Facebook

June 11, 2012 by

On May 23, 2012, investors filed a federal class action against Facebook, saying the company shared crucial information with preferred investors before the company’s already contentious Initial Public Offering. The class claims that Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the banks that underwrote the company’s IPO downgraded earnings expectations before the offering, but shared the bad news

Court allows class action against Facebook Inc. to proceed

January 6, 2012 by

A federal judge has allowed a class action to proceed against Facebook.  The complaint alleges that Facebook co-opts users as unpaid spokesmen for paid advertising and illegally profits when users sponsor products through “likes”. The complaint alleges that Facebook violates California and federal laws with its “Sponsored Stories” feature, which uses the names, photos and

FarmVille creator Zynga sued in class action for illegally sharing Facebook user data

December 1, 2010 by

A class-action lawsuit was filed in November in a federal court in San Francisco accusing FarmVille creator Zynga of “illegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers.”  The lawsuit alleges Zynga violated federal law and its contract with Facebook by sharing the user data of players on games such