Judge Rules for Facebook in Advertising Lawsuit

Facebook Inc., which runs the world's largest social networking website, won a court ruling rejecting a bid by thousands of advertisers to sue the company as a group for overcharging them. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, denied the advertisers' request for class-action status, saying they failed to show they had enough in common to sue for breach of contract and violating California's unfair competition law.