Judge Dismisses Class-Action Lawsuit Against Instagram

on July 18, 2013 | Instagram | Comments (0)

videoigsmallYou may remember last December when Instagram changed their Terms of Service – there was much outcry from users and even celebrities/ brands using the service. Many people had concerns that Instagram would start selling user photos without notice.

After the outcry Instagram reverted their Terms of Service to their original terms before the proposed change.

This didn’t stop a bunch of people in the US filing a class-action lawsuit against Instagram - filed by San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California William Alsup has now ruled that plaintiff Lucy Rodriguez could not sue Instagram and the case has been dismissed.

Many people speculated that the case would never go anywhere. Companies are of course allowed to change their Terms of Service, as long as they notify users.

Since Instagram reverted to their previous terms – was their any point in going ahead with the lawsuit?

Maybe even more bizarre – Finkelstein & Krinsk, the plaintiff’s law firm, confirmed to CNET that it would refile the case in San Francisco Superior Court.

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