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Google Wins Trimming of Claims in ‘Assistant’ Privacy Litigation

Jan. 12, 2022, 4:56 PM

Google LLC persuaded a California federal judge to trim several claims from a proposed privacy class action it’s facing over Google Assistant-enabled devices.

Allegations that Google violated California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and that it committed common law fraud are axed due to the plaintiffs’ “failure to allege sufficient facts in support of an actionable omission, Google’s knowledge of falsity, or Google’s intent to defraud,” Judge Beth Labson Freeman wrote in an order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Freeman trimmed similar claims from a previous version of the class action suit.

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