If, prior to December 3, 2012, you or your child are or were a Facebook user in the United States and a Facebook Sponsored Story

 If, prior to December 3, 2012, you or your child are or were a Facebook user
  in the United States and a Facebook Sponsored Story featured your or your
child's name and profile picture, you or your child may be a "Class Member" in
                                a Class Action

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being
issued by The Arns Law Firm, Jonathan Jaffe Law, and Cooley LLP regarding a
proposed settlement in the Fraley v. Facebook, Inc. case.

NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION AND PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

This Notice relates to a proposed settlement ("Settlement") of a class action
lawsuit ("Action") filed against Facebook relating to a particular Facebook
feature called "Sponsored Stories." If, prior to December 3, 2012, you or
your child are or were a Facebook user in the United States and a Facebook
Sponsored Story featured your or your child's name and profile picture, you or
your child may be a "Class Member" in the Action.

What is the Action about? The Action claims that Facebook unlawfully used the
names, profile pictures, photographs, likenesses, and identities of Facebook
users in the United States to advertise or sell products and services through
Sponsored Stories without obtaining those users' consent. Facebook denies any
wrongdoing and any liability whatsoever. No court or other entity has made
any judgment or other determination of any liability.

What is a Sponsored Story? Sponsored Stories are a form of advertising that
typically contain posts which appear on facebook.com about or from a Facebook
user or entity that a business, organization, or individual has paid to
promote so there is a better chance that the posts will be seen by the user or
entity's chosen audience. Sponsored Stories may be displayed, for example,
when a Facebook user interacts with the Facebook service in certain ways, such
as by clicking on the Facebook "Like" button on a business's, organization's
or individual's Facebook page. Sponsored Stories typically include a display
of a Facebook user's Facebook name (i.e., the name the user has associated
with his or her Facebook account) and/or profile picture (if the user has
uploaded one) with a statement describing the user's interaction with the
Facebook service, such as "John Smith likes UNICEF," "John Smith played
Farmville," or "John Smith shared a link."

What relief does the Settlement provide? Facebook will pay $20 million into a
fund that can be used, in part, to pay claims of Class Members (including
Minor Class Members) who appeared in a Sponsored Story. Each participating
Class Member who submits a valid and timely Claim Form may be eligible to
receive up to $10. The amount, if any, paid to each Authorized Claimant
depends upon the number of claims made and other factors detailed in the
Settlement Agreement. No one knows in advance how much each Authorized
Claimant's share will be or whether any money will be paid directly to
Authorized Claimants. If the number of claims made renders it economically
infeasible to pay money to Authorized Claimants, payment will be made to the
not-for-profit organizations identified on the Settlement Website at
www.fraleyfacebooksettlement.com. These organizations are involved in
educational outreach that teaches adults and children how to use social media
technologies safely, or are involved in research of social media, with a focus
on critical thinking around advertising and commercialization, and
particularly with protecting the interests of children. In addition to
monetary relief, Facebook will revise its terms of service (known as the
"Statement of Rights and Responsibilities") relating to Sponsored Stories and
give users (and minor users' parents or legal guardians) additional
information about and control over the use of their (and their children's)
names and profile pictures in Sponsored Stories.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM: This is the only way to be eligible to receive a payment, if
the Court orders payment to Class Members. The deadline to submit a claim is
May 2, 2013.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF: This is the only option that allows you to retain the
ability to file a lawsuit about the legal claims in this case. The exclusion
deadline is May 2, 2013.

OBJECT: Write to the Court about why you object to (i.e., don't like) the
Settlement and think it shouldn't be approved. The objection deadline is May
2, 2013.

GO TO A HEARING: The Court will hold a "Fairness Hearing" on June 28, 2013 at
10:00 a.m. to consider the Settlement, the request for attorneys' fees and
expenses of the lawyers who brought the Action ("Class Counsel"), and the
Plaintiffs' request for service awards for bringing the Action. You may, but
are not required to, speak at the Fairness Hearing about any Objection you
filed. If you intend to speak at the Fairness Hearing, you must follow
certain procedures stated on the Settlement Website to notify the Court and
parties of your intent when you serve your Objection.

DO NOTHING: You will not receive a payment, even if the Court orders payment
to Class Members. You will also be giving up your right to bring your own
lawsuit related to the legal claims in this case. You will be eligible to
receive the non-monetary benefits of the Settlement, if the Settlement is
finally approved.

To Parents and Guardians of Children on Facebook: The Settlement also
involves the claims of minors featured in Sponsored Stories on Facebook.
Please see the Settlement Website for more information.

More information? For more information about the Settlement and how to take
the actions described above, please visit www.fraleyfacebooksettlement.comor
write to the Settlement Administrator at Fraley v. Facebook, Inc. Settlement, 
c/o  GCG, P.O. Box 35009, Seattle, WA 98124-1009 or
GCG@fraleyfacebooksettlement.com. You may also contact Class Counsel, Robert
S. Arns of the Arns Law Firm, at 1-888-214-5125 or fb.settlement@arnslaw.com.
The motion(s) filed by Class Counsel for attorneys' fees and expenses and
Incentive Awards for the Representative Plaintiffs are available for viewing
on the Settlement Website.

SOURCE The Arns Law Firm, Jonathan Jaffe Law, and Cooley LLP

Contact: The Arns Law Firm, +1-415-495-7800
 
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