Law Firm Working on Class-Action Facebook Privacy Case

A Toronto-based law firm with a history of targeting litigation at corporations as varied as chocolate companies and silicone breast implant manufacturers has a new company in the crosshairs: Facebook. Merchant Law Group, which has offices in 10 Canadian cities, launched litigation seeking class action status against the massive social-networking site, alleging the mishandling of sensitive user data -- the latest development in a resurgence of action against the social network's privacy policies, after it looked for a while as if all the fuss had calmed down.