On July 1, 2021, Judge Freeman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss filed by Google to end the class action lawsuit brought against it. The lawsuit alleges that Google unlawfully and without consumers’ consent or knowledge, surreptitiously listens to users’ private conversations, and then utilizes the obtained audio for its own commercial purposes.
Lowey Dannenberg commenced this litigation in July 2019. Since then, the case has been consolidated with two other separately filed cases, alleging substantially the same facts. The case is In Re Google Assistant Privacy Litigation, No. 5:19-cv-04286-BLF (N.D. Cal.).
The Court’s opinion can be downloaded here: