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SCOTUS Sends Google Settlement Back for Standing Analysis (2)

March 20, 2019, 2:19 PMUpdated: March 20, 2019, 7:44 PM

Whether consumers had standing to pursue a privacy action against Google that resulted in an $8.5 million class settlement needs another look from the lower court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 20.

Standing isn’t the issue that brought the case before the court. Settlement objectors Theodore Frank and Melissa Holyoak asked the court to consider whether the settlement in the case was fair, given that none of the funds go to class members and most goes to charity.

But the Supreme Court said in an unsigned opinion that it can’t reach that question “because there remain substantial questions about...

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