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.
Ninth U.S. CIrcuit Court of Appeals
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.
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.
In yet another example of the blistering speed of the U.S. legal system, the $9.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over Facebook’s now-defunct Beacon program, initially announced in March 2010, was finally approved by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and that decision wasn’t even unanimous.