9th Circuit Affirms Settlement Of Class Action Over Facebook’s Sponsored Stories

(January 15, 2016, 11:21 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A December 2012 settlement of a class action alleging unfair competition and publicity rights violations in Facebook Inc.’s use of certain users’ pictures in advertisements without their consent is reasonable and within the trial court’s discretion, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Jan. 6, affirming the settlement over the appeal of several objectors (Angel Fraley, et al. v. Facebook Inc., et al., Nos. 13-16819, 13-16918, 13-16919, 13-16929, 13-16936, 13-17028 and 14-15595, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 518).

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