D.C. Opposes Facebook's Effort to Dismiss Consumer-Protection Lawsuit

Facebook Inc. must be held accountable for misleading District of Columbia users about its information-sharing practices, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said in papers opposing the social network’s request to have a consumer-protection lawsuit thrown out. “This court should allow the D.C. Attorney General’s efforts to protect D.C. consumers from a company that was recently labeled a ‘digital gangster’ in another government inquiry to proceed,” Racine in the filing with District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Fern Saddler.