In last week’s post, we discussed the case of Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov, Inc., v. Village of Pomona.That case involves a contested land use application for a rabbinical college that has cost the Village of Pomona and its tax payers in excess of $1.5 million in legal fees to defend.
Facebook became the latest American technology company to face antitrust hurdles in Europe after the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), a competition authority, opened an investigation into whether Facebook Inc., USA, Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Germany GmbH abused their alleged dominant position in social networking by violating data protection laws.
Earlier this month, a judge from the Northern District of California allowed a putative class action suit to proceed against Facebook.
News broke a few days ago on Gizmodo that former Facebook workers allegedly suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s “Trending Topics” section.
A federal district court in California recently rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit related to Facebook’s biometric facial recognition database.