Linda Sandler reports:
LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD:US), which runs a 259 million-member network for professionals, asked a federal judge in California to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of hacking into users’ address books to lure people to the site.
The suit is “meritless” because members consented to terms allowing LinkedIn to send invitations to their contacts, the company said in a filing in federal court in San Jose yesterday.
LinkedIn told U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh that “any reasonably prudent Internet user” would have understood the rights they conferred on the company when they clicked on buttons labeled “allow” and “add connections.”
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