Legal Technology News

Facebook “Sponsored Stories” Settlement Moves to Next Step
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Sponsored Stories

Summary: The “Sponsored Stories” settlement will be argued before the Ninth Circuit to determine if it will be accepted, which would be much to displeasure of many class members.

Facebook tries new things that don’t always work out. A recent advertising effort by Facebook allowed users photos to promote brands. This led to a privacy class action lawsuit that took two attempts and an extra $10 million for the class to be signed off by a district judge.


Lawyers will start defending Facebook Thursday morning in the $20 million “Sponsored Stories” settlement for the second time. This time the lawyers will be before the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit.

Some members of the class object to the settlement on the grounds that nearly $2 million of it is to be paid out to nonprofit organizations. The Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits also objected to this, saying that class members should be paid in whole before the remaining money gets dispersed to other organizations.

The Ninth Circuit is left with the ability to split the circuits if they approve the settlement. The first settlement in 2012, was rejected because it did not provide any money to the class members with $10 million being given to charities and the other $10 million for attorney fees. The settlement proposal in 2013 was approved by the judge but the issue of cy pres settlements was noted.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

A revised settlement was submitted the following year with the finalized number of claims, giving $15 to each individual claimant and $2 million to nonprofit and academic groups. There is still a possibility for the payout to be raised to $19 each individual and no money to other organizations.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Litigation/Law and Motion Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office of our client seeks litigation/law and motion associate attorney with preferab...

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Redwood City

Redwood City office of our client seeks commercial litigation associate attorney with 3-5 years of e...

Apply Now

Immigration Law Associate Attorney


Columbus office of our client seeks immigration law associate attorney with 3+ years of experience. ...

Apply Now


Lawyer for discrimination / profiling of guests in hospitality industry

USA-FL-Boca Raton

Research, write memorandum and complaint, motions, discovery, negotiations, possible courtroom work....

Apply now

Employment Law Associate – Los Angeles

USA-CA-Los Angeles

The Los Angeles office of our company is seeking an associate attorney to join the Employment Group....

Apply now

Commercial Leasing Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

What we do: Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s full-service Commercial Leasing Group represents landlo...

Apply now

Senior Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Costa Mesa

We are a well-established full service Orange County litigation and transactional law firm specializ...

Apply now


To Top