Wendy Davis reports:
More than half a million LinkedIn members will receive $16 each as part of the company’s settlement of a lawsuit alleging it misappropriated users’ names by sending email invitations to their friends.
Those figures were revealed in new court papers asking U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California to grant final approval to the $13 million settlement. The deal calls for LinkedIn to distribute at least $9 million of the fund to members who claim their identities were wrongly used by LinkedIn.
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