Facebook Privacy Scandal Unleashes Nationwide ‘Litigation Swarm'
Lash & Goldberg partner Erica Rutner, who specializes in class actions, shared her thoughts in a recent Bloomberg article on how Facebook Inc. found itself in the eye of a rapidly building legal storm over the disclosure of user data to political research firm Cambridge Analytica. Users and investors have filed multiple lawsuits since revelations about Cambridge Analytica. Beyond privacy violations, they are accusing Facebook of user agreement breaches, negligence, consumer fraud, unfair competition, securities fraud and racketeering.
"The main issue for them is going to be the media and how bad they look," said Lash & Goldberg partner Erica Rutner. "Perhaps they enter into a quick settlement because they don’t want the bad press associated with it."
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