Wendy Davis reports:
A judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal calling for software developer Carrier IQ and several mobile phone manufacturers to pay $9 million to settle a class-action privacy lawsuit.
“The settlement agreement is fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the settlement class,” U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco wrote in an order issued Tuesday. He added that the deal “substantially fulfills the purposes and objectives of the class action and provides beneficial relief to the settlement class.”
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