Judge Denies Dismissal of Facebook Promotion Suit

Facebook has landed in some legal hot water over its use of ads that snatch the names of members of the social network to promote a product or business. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., denied Facebook's request to dismiss a lawsuit over the practice of so-called sponsored stories. Such "stories," which started popping up this past January, create an ad based on the "likes" of a member's Facebook friends.