May 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning that plaintiffs cannot refile the complaint. We cannot determine why plaintiffs dismissed the lawsuit.

January 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Facebook for allegedly representing that its users endorse companies or products without the users’ knowledge, consent, and, in some cases, actual endorsement. Specifically, the named plaintiff alleges that Facebook sponsored an advertisement representing that he “liked” USA Today newspaper when he had never actually clicked the “Like” button for that paper. (DiTirro et al v. Facebook, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-00132, N. D. CA.).

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