Appeals Court Upholds Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement

by David Cohen
Facebook Sponsored Stories ceased to exist April 9, 2014, and following a court ruling Wednesday, the years-old lawsuit over the ad unit may finally join them. The San Jose Mercury News reported that the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 3-0 to reject a challenge to the $20 million settlement of a class-action suit against Facebook, which was originally presented in ...Read the full article


  • Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' settlement backed by court

    mercurynews.com - 7 readers - In a unanimous three-judge ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to a hard-fought $20 million settlement of a class-action brought on behalf of Facebook users that centered on claims that the now-abandoned 'Sponsored Stories' ad feature violated privacy rights.