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Company Wants Class-Action Dismissed

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 18, 2011

Consumers who filed a class-action lawsuit against Amazon haven't sufficiently alleged that they were harmed, the company says. MediaPost News reports that Amazon is asking that the lawsuit--which alleges the company used cookies to track users via a privacy policy that misrepresented its practices--be dismissed. "Plaintiffs assert attenuated theories of liability and harm, recognized by no court or law, based on Amazon's alleged practices in setting 'cookies' on users' computers," the company says in court papers, adding that the users suffered no tangible economic harm.  
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