Final Approval Granted To Settlement In Yahoo Email-Scanning Class Action

Mealey's (August 30, 2016, 8:29 AM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — Following an Aug. 25 hearing, a California federal judge granted approval that same day of a settlement agreement disposing of a class action over Yahoo Inc.’s scanning of emails, awarding the class $4 million in costs and fees and $20,000 in service awards (In Re Yahoo Mail Litigation, No. 5:13-cv-04980, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115056).

(Order available. Document #97-160922-015R.)

Per the agreement, Yahoo agreed to make certain technical and notification changes.

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In late 2013, lawsuits were filed against...
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