Judge says non-Gmail users can expect to face hurdles to obtaining class action status

Plaintiffs initially hoped to allow all email users to join against the search provider

As the number one ranking website in the world, and with an average of 20 page views per person per day, Google is the undisputed king of the Internet, and “uneasy hangs the head that wears the crown.” 

From privacy assertions related to pictures taken for “Google Street View” to patent litigation brought by competitors, Google is also the undisputed king of Internet litigation. But at least one of those pending suits may soon lighten the bulk of Google’s crown, with a U.S. Judge saying Thursday that plaintiffs seeking class certification for a suit targeting Google’s email scanning practices should expect major hurdles.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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