Ancestry.com Asks 9th Circ. To Dismiss Yearbook Suit

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By Donald Morrison (January 20, 2022, 4:39 PM EST) — Ancestry.com has told the Ninth Circuit that a lower court correctly axed a proposed class action that argued the site needed consent to publish school yearbook photos, calling the claims “ill-founded” and saying the individuals behind the suit have no right to restrict access to public information.

In a response filed Wednesday, Ancestry.com urged the appellate court to rebuff an opening brief filed in November by proposed class representatives Meredith Callahan and Lawrence Geoffrey Abraham seeking to appeal a California federal judge’s dismissal of their suit that claimed the inclusion of yearbook photos in Ancestry.com’s public database and in promotional emails…

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