01 Jun Judge Dismisses Facebook’s Attempt to Delay Privacy Case
California district judge James Donato shot down Facebook’s delaying tactics in its facial recognition class action suit, saying the case was “ripe for trial.”
Facebook asked the District Court for a complete stay of the case, saying that it was costing the company and damaging its reputation. However, Judge Donato said the reason was particularly “thin” as both parties face the same cost issue. He also dismissed the firm’s concerns over reputational injury since it was hardly a secret that Facebook was being sued for violating the Biometric Information Privacy Act and that a jury trial had already been set.
However, the trial will still be put on hold since a separate appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for an emergency stay was granted.
Source: The Register UK