Saskatchewan Lawyer Launches Potential Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook

Tony Merchant. A Canadian lawyer whose name has become synonymous with high profile class action lawsuits. Maple Leaf Foods. Vioxx. Fisher Price. Honda. Now you can add Facebook to his long list of active class action suits.

Last week Merchant Law Group launched class proceedings litigation against Facebook Inc. for improper handling of confidential information and privacy issues. The suit (which still needs to be endorsed by the courts to move forward as a class action) alleges that Facebook revised its terms of service in February 2009, “asserting broad, permanent, and retroactive intentions to reveal users’ information … without proper communication to or agreement by its users.”

“Facebook shamelessly breached the privacy of people who trusted it, is what this claim asserts,” lawyer Tony Merchant said in announcing the action.

“Everything from naked teenage pictures sent to boyfriends to confidential business and family secrets sent six or 10 years ago and likely forgotten now goes into the public domain is what the claim will establish,” Merchant alleged.

For more information or to join the class action against Facebook Inc., visit Merchant Law Group’s website, and fill out the required form.

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