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Fraley v. Facebook

News Story
8/18/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Facebook Inc. (FB), whose shares fell to a record low yesterday, failed to persuade a judge to approve a $20 million settlement resolving a lawsuit over “sponsored stories” that provides cash for advocacy groups and attorneys and no money for users. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco yesterday refused to grant...
News Release
8/17/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog praised Judge Richard Seeborg’s rejection late Friday afternoon of a proposed settlement in a class action suit against Facebook for using its users’ personal information in “Sponsored Stories” advertisements without their consent. “This decision does much to defend the...
News Story
8/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A federal judge has rejected Facebook Inc.’s proposed legal settlement of allegations that the social networking giant had been unfair and deceptive in using members’ names and photos in its “Sponsored Stories” advertising without their consent. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco said Friday that he had...
Legal Update
8/2/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
A Federal District Judge apparently shares at least some of Consumer Watchdog's concerns about a proposed settlement in the Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' class action suit. Consumer Watchdog Staff Attorney Laura Antonini filed a letter Thursday with Judge Richard Seeborg saying that the proposed deal in Fraley v. Facebook “ is...