California Federal Judge Denies Approval Of Facebook Privacy Settlement

California Federal Judge Denies Approval Of Facebook Privacy Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Aug. 17 denied a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement that is allegedly valued at $123.5 million but provides no monetary relief directly to class members, in a class suit accusing Facebook Inc. of using the names and photos of users in advertising on the social network without the users' express permission (Angel Fraley, et al. v. Facebook, Inc.,  No. 11-1726, N.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116526).

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