It’s finally lights out for the Facebook Beacon case, as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the disputed settlement of the class-action suit against the social network, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Just when it appeared that the class-action lawsuit against Facebook over the use of users’ images in sponsored stories had been settled, Batman showed up — Jo Batman, that is, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Final Approval Granted For Facebook’s $20M Settlement Of Class-Action Lawsuit Over Users’ Images In Sponsored Stories
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg granted final approval to Facebook’s $20 million settlement of class-action lawsuit Fraley et al vs. Facebook Monday, which was filed regarding the use of users’ images in sponsored stories, wrapping up proceedings that started in 2011.
The $9.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over Facebook’s now-defunct Beacon program, initially announced nearly three years ago (March 2010), will stand despite objections from six judges on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram is hoping to share in the court success enjoyed by its parent company Wednesday, asking the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in San Francisco to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit over its revised terms of service.
Unlike the message about a 14-year-old boy who was shot by his stepfather, messages from Facebook titled, “Legal Notice of Settlement of Class Action,” are legitimate, and are being emailed to users of the social network who were part of the class-action lawsuit involving the inclusion of users’ photos in sponsored stories.
California attorneys Robert Arns and Jonathan Jaffe, who represented five plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the social network over the use of their images in sponsored stories, are seeking $7.7 million in fees, Bloomberg reported.