Plaintiff Wants Suit Reinstated Against Provider
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.February 21, 2013
A Yahoo user has asked a federal appellate court to reinstate a class-action lawsuit claiming the company violated users’ privacy by intentionally concealing that it discloses the names of e-mail senders, reports MediaPost News. The suit was dismissed last year by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila who ruled that Albert Rudgayzer couldn’t both represent himself “pro se” and represent a class, and that the case couldn’t stand alone because he didn’t show economic damages. According to the report, Rudgayzer says he should have been allowed to proceed and seek a lawyer for the class at a later date and that Yahoo users are entitled to nominal damages for the alleged breach.