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PARTIES - Class or representative actions - Common interests and issues

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the defendant Facebook from a decision certifying the action as a class proceeding. The respondent, a Facebook user, alleged that the defendant used members’ names and portraits in advertising without their consent, committing a tort under the Privacy Act. The judge amended the class definition and restated the common issues. The judge was not convinced that the class needed to be limited to persons whose names or portraits were used in commercial advertising, as opposed to advertising for non-commercial entities, such as charities or...