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Fri Dec. 4th, 2015 PTWWW Legal Alert

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.