Cohen v. Facebook, Inc., No. 10-CV-05282, 2011 BL 277188 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 27, 2011) The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Facebook, Inc.'s motion to dismiss the claims brought against it, without leave to amend, in a case where plaintiffs alleged that Facebook violated their rights of publicity by displaying their photos in a Facebook feature. The court held that the plaintiffs failed to state a claim under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6). The court found that even with the revised First Amended Complaint ("FAC"), the plaintiffs failed to allege that they suffered any distress, hurt feelings, or other emotional harm.
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