Azar Joins Fray Against Facebook

by Doug Chartier

Franklin D. Azar & Associates has filed one of more-than-a-half-dozen consumer protection lawsuits Facebook is now facing as a result of a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of nearly 30 million of the site’s users.

In the lawsuit filed Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs in the FDAzar suit say Facebook treated their personal information with “continuing and absolute disregard” in violation of consumer protection statutes across several states.

While the firm is representing all affected Facebook users, the lawsuit includes a Colorado sub-class. In addition to negligence, breach of implied contract and California unfair business practice statutory violations, it alleges the social media giant violated Colorado’s state consumer protection and data breach notification statutes.

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