Facebook Settlement That Awarded Zilch to Class Members is Challenged in Cert Petition

ABA Journal discusses Center for Class Action's objection to the Facebook privacy settlement because it does not benefit absentee class members or guaruntee that it will avoid harming them again in the same manner.  

A cert petition before the U.S. Supreme Court seeks to overturn a settlement agreement in which Facebook agreed to pay about $6.5 million to establish a new foundation to protect privacy rights.

The cy pres settlement is being challenged by objectors who include Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness, the New York Times reports. The deal resolved a challenge to Facebook’s former Beacon program, which displayed information about users’ activity on participating websites, including their video rentals and purchases.

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