Court certifies class against Path, Apple, for damages in invasion of privacy case

July 15, 2016 – Federal District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a 28-page order today certifying a class consisting of approximately 480,000 users of the Path mobile app who had their address book data uploaded from their iDevices between Nov. 2011 and Feb. 2012 without their knowledge or consent. Plaintiffs Lauren Carter, Stephanie Cooley and Jason Green will serve as class representatives for claims of invasion of privacy against Path and of aiding and abetting that privacy invasion against Apple arising from the surreptitious taking of their and other class members' personal address book data. Judge Tigar accepted the firm's arguments that class members had enough in common that their claims for nominal and punitive damages should be permitted to proceed on a class-wide basis. Judge Tigar's order appointed the firm class counsel and set an Aug. 16th hearing to determine a schedule for the remainder of the case through trial.