Judge Preliminarily OKs $13 Million LinkedIn Endorsement Email Suit Settlement

(September 23, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California federal judge on Sept. 15 granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement between LinkedIn Corp. and a class that claimed unfair competition and publicity rights violations based on the professional network provider’s sending of unauthorized endorsement emails to their contacts purportedly on their behalf (Paul Perkins, et al. v. LinkedIn Corp., No. 5:13-cv-04303, N.D. Calif.).

(Order available. Document #24-151015-006R.)

Endorsement Emails

In September 2013, four plaintiffs filed a complaint against Mountain View, Calif., firm LinkedIn, which operates its professionally oriented...
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