High Court Declines To Hear Appeal Over Facebook Beacon Privacy Settlement

High Court Declines To Hear Appeal Over Facebook Beacon Privacy Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In its Nov. 4 order list, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a petition regarding the settlement of a privacy class action over Facebook Inc.'s short-lived "Beacon" program, with Chief Justice John Roberts noting that although there are "fundamental concerns" regarding the growing trend of cy pres remedies in class actions, the issues presented in the current case are too narrowly focused to provide an opportunity for the high court to address those issues (Megan Marek v. Sean Lane, et al., No. 13-136, U.S. Sup.).

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