LinkedIn Customer Files Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Against LinkedIn For Allegedly Sending Endorsement Emails.
LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn” or “Defendant”) has reportedly been named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (styled Perkins et al v. LinkedIn Corporation, Case No. CV 5:2013-cv-04303) alleging, among other things, that LinkedIn appropriated the names, photographs, likenesses, and identities of Plaintiffs to advertise its products and services for a commercial purpose without Plaintiffs’ consent by sending endorsement emails, according to the LinkedIn class action lawsuit complaint.
The proposed LinkedIn class action lawsuit is reportedly brought on behalf of the following putative class members:
“All natural persons in the United States who had an account registered on www.linkedin.com as of May 15, 2013, and had their names, photographs, likenesses, or identities associated with that
account used in an endorsement email sent to third parties by Linkedln.”
The LinkedIn class action lawsuit complaint reportedly asserts legal claims for alleged violation of California’s Common Law Right of Publicity, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, the Stored Communications Act, the Wiretap Act, Cal. Penal Code 502 and the California Invasion Of Privacy Act.
The Plaintiffs and the putative class in the LinkedIn class action law suit reportedly seek, among other things, declaratory relief, disgorgement, restitution, damages, statutory damages, reasonable litigation expenses and attorneys’ fees and pre and post judgment interest.