Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

By Steven T. Lowe / August 17, 2021

On May 14, 2021, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Facebook in a class-action suit. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook used “data scraping” to collect Android users’ call and text logs and later sold that information to advertisers. The District Court granted…

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Ed Sheeran Lawsuit Resumed Following Wake of Zeppelin Decision

By Steven T. Lowe / August 14, 2020

In a March 24, 2020 ruling, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York decided that the court will probably bar jurors from listening to Marvin Gaye’s classic recording of “Let’s Get It On” during an ongoing copyright infringement case against Ed Sheeran concerning his song, “Thinking Out Loud.”   In their 2016…

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