Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Reputation Management Firm Did Not Agree To Settle Fraud Action

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Reputation Management Firm Did Not Agree To Settle Fraud Action

SAN JOSE, Calif. - After finding that a company never agreed to settle claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and conspiracy in relation to allegations that it participated in a scheme to create fake news, a California federal judge on Sept. 27 refused to grant approval of the agreement (Consumer Opinion LLC v. Frankfort News Corp., et al., No. 16-cv-05100, N.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159251).

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