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.
Another lawsuit related to Facebook’s bungled initial public offering bit the dust, as a New York state appeals court Tuesday dismissed a suit by Felix Investments against online marketplace SecondMarket.
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.
While the news from Wall Street earlier this week may not have been good for Facebook, other parts of downtown Manhattan were kind to the social network Wednesday, as U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed four shareholder lawsuits against the company related to its troubled May 18 initial public offering.
Did the late Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer invent timeline and the like button? Van Der Meer died in June 2004, shortly after Facebook debuted at Harvard University, but a lawsuit filed by Rembrandt IP Management on behalf of the late computer scientist’s family is aimed at proving that claim.
A trademark-infringement lawsuit filed by Timelines.com against Facebook in September 2011 over the social network’s use of the word “timeline” in naming its then-new profile redesign is finally set to go to trial April 22.
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.
Despite the fact that Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram backtracked on a controversial plan to incorporate users’ images into advertising, similar to Facebook’s sponsored stories, a class-action suit was filed against Instagram in federal court in San Francisco Friday.
Facebook is facing more privacy issues in Germany, as the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) filed suit against the social network, claiming that applications available via its app center automatically access users’ data without consent.