Lawyers for Facebook have moved to dismiss two class action suits that claim the company violated members’ privacy.
One suit, originally filed on Nov. 22 in the Northern District of California, alleges that Facebook used members’ photos to advertise its “Friend Finder” service without their consent. It asks for damages of $750 for each time the advertisement appears, totaling no less than $100 million.
“In fact, other than alleging that Plaintiffs ‘clicked on at least one third-party advertisement displayed on Facebook.com’ during an undefined ‘relevant period,’ plaintiffs make no allegations at all containing facts specific to themselves or their Facebook accounts,” one motion said.
Facebook is represented by Cooley partners Matthew Brown and Michael Rhodes.