LITIGATION UPDATES – DECEMBER 2015

Ninth Circuit OK’s Facebook Putting User’s Kids In Its Ads

The Ninth Circuit affirmed Friday that Facebook can use underage users’ likenesses in ads, ruling against a group of minors who claimed that their proposed class action should be revived because they couldn’t have legally entered into a contract with the social media giant given their age.

Staples Center Settles Wrongful Death Suit Mid-trial

The Staples Center settled mid-trial with the family of a 2-year-old boy who plunged 25 feet to his death over a 26-inch wall in one of the luxury suites in the Los Angeles arena owned by an Anschutz Entertainment Group subsidiary.

Facebook Dodges $15 Billion Litigation Attempt

A California federal judge tossed four Facebook users' multi-district litigation seeking $15 billion over allegations the social media site tracked their Internet activity after they logged out of the service, saying in a ruling Friday that the users hadn't suffered economic damage or shown Facebook violated privacy laws.

 

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