In re Google Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation

Case # 12-md-02358
Case Name In re Google Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation
Jurisdiction US District Court for DE
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Google circumvented privacy settings on devices using Safari web browsers which were designed to prevent third-parties from tracking Internet activity.  The data collected by these "cookies" allowed Google to profit from this record of Internet activities.  Consumers, however, were lead to believe that these web browsers were preventing companies like Google from tracking this personal information.

Final Approval Date ongoing
Result
  1. Case is ongoing.
  2. Final Approval hearing set for January 11, 2017.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Theodore H. Frank

Objectors Theodore H. Frank
Signers Adam E. Schulman
Attorneys Adam E. Schulman
Summary
  1. Cy pres provisions are improperly used.
    • Settlement directs all funds to cy pres recipients, instead of distributing to class members.
    • Cy pres recipients have impermissible relationships with both class counsel and the Defendant.
  2. If distribution to class members is impossible, the class should not be certified, since members are not the primary beneficiaries.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Theodore H. Frank.pdf
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