The United States District Court in San Jose California dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the plaintiffs did not allege they suffered specific injuries, and the alleged information leak did not run afoul of wiretap and computer fraud statutes:
“[I]n regard to damages, plaintiffs allege only that as a result of the alleged breach of contract, plaintiffs ‘suffered injury. . . [h]owever, plaintiffs fail to allege any actual damages in their complaint. Thus, under California law plaintiffs fail to state a claim for breach of contract.”
In an eighteen page Order, Judge Ware granted Facebook’s motion to dismiss the complaint in its entirety, although he granted leave to amend on certain counts while expressing skepticism about the overall merits of the case.
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