Monday, November 04, 2013 11:16 am
High court declines review of Facebook settlement
The Associated Press
The justices declined Monday to review the $9.5 million settlement of a lawsuit about the now-shuttered Beacon marketing program. The money from the settlement was used to pay lawyers and set up an Internet privacy foundation. Almost none of it reached Facebook users.
The case offered a court that has been hostile to class-action lawsuits the opportunity to limit a popular way of settling such claims by directing the bulk of the money involved to lawyers and charity, rather than people affected by a company's practices.
Chief Justice John Roberts said the court should take up the issue in another case.