Joel Rosenblatt reports:
Google Inc. (GOOG:US) was again accused in a lawsuit of violating users’ privacy by co-mingling data across different products after an earlier complaint in the case was dismissed by a federal judge.
Plaintiffs filed a revised complaint yesterday after U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose, California, in December agreed with Google that the plaintiffs failed to claim any injury that could be clearly traced to Google’s actions.
Read more on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. I still don’t think this lawsuit has any real chance of prevailing. Even if you demonstrate that Google did what it obviously did, that doesn’t get you to depriving you of the economic value of your information, which is what the court told the plaintiffs they had to demonstrate to go forward.