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Judge: Not Available.
Court: Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Civil Trial Division (Philadelphia County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
Defendant's Attorney: Wendy Huang Waszmer and Ryan James
Description: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania consumer law lawyers represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which sued Google, LLC seeking voluntary compliance with the Unfair Trade Practices and consumer Protection Law, 73 P.S. Section 201-1, seq.
Google, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company with its principle place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and others claimed that Google collected personal information about Google users including location information and monetizes it.
Plaintiffs claimed that from at least 2014 to at least 2019, Google misrepresented and omitted material information regarding the location history and Web & App settings.
Outcome: Google agreed to pay $391.5 million in settlement of the claims made against it and give assurances that it will not share location information with third-party advertisers without the express affirmative consent of users.