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Judge Allows Apple Suit To move Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 14, 2012

A federal judge has rejected Apple's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against it by iPhone and iPad users, MediaPost reports. Despite her dismissal of the suit without prejudice last year citing plaintiffs' failure to prove economic harm, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled in her written opinion this week that the amended harm claims are sufficient to pursue under California consumer protection laws. The suit claims Apple violated users' privacy when it transmitted their devices' unique identifiers to third parties. The Recorder reports Koh has dismissed claims against other defendants in the case, including Google, AdMarval, Admob, Flurry and Medialets.
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