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  • PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION FOR

    PRELIMINARY APPROVAL - CASE NO: 5:18-CV-06164-EJD - 1 -

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    JOHN A. YANCHUNIS (pro hac vice) CLAYEO C. ARNOLD, SBN 65070 jyanchunis@forthepeople.com carnold@justice4you.com RYAN J. McGEE (pro hac vice) JOSHUA H. WATSON, SBN 238058 rmcgee@forthepeople.com jwatson@justice4you.com JONATHAN B. COHEN (pro hac vice) CLAYEO C. ARNOLD jcohen@forthepeople.com A PROFESSIONAL LAW MORGAN & MORGAN CORPORATION COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP 865 Howe Avenue 201 N. Franklin Street, 7th Floor Sacramento, California 95825 Tampa, FL 33602 Telephone: (916) 777-7777 Telephone: (813) 223-5505 Facsimile: (916) 924-189 Facsimile: (813) 223-5402 Counsel for Plaintiffs Matt Matic and Zak Harris IVY T. NGO, SBN 249860 ngoi@fdazar.com FRANKLIN D. AZAR & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 14426 East Evans Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80014 Telephone: (303) 757-3300 Facsimile: (720) 213-5131 Counsel for Plaintiffs Charles Olson and Eileen M. Pinkowski

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

    NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

    SAN JOSE DIVISION

    IN RE GOOGLE PLUS PROFILE

    LITIGATION

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    No. 5:18-CV-06164-EJD (VKD) PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Date: February 20, 2020

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Courtroom: 4, 5th Floor

    Judge: Hon. Edward J. Davila

    Case 5:18-cv-06164-EJD Document 57 Filed 01/06/20 Page 1 of 3

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    NOTICE OF MOTION

    TO THE COURT, ALL PARTIES, AND THEIR COUNSEL OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on February 20, 2020, at 9:00AM, or as soon thereafter

    as counsel may be heard, before the Honorable Edward J. Davila, Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, United

    States District Court for the Northern District of California, 280 South 1st Street, San Jose,

    California 95113, Plaintiffs will and hereby move this Court, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil

    Procedure 23, to grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement.

    Plaintiffs base their Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement on:

    Plaintiffs’ Notice of Motion and Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement;

    Memorandum of Points and Authority in Support Thereof; Settlement Agreement and all exhibits

    attached thereto; Proposed Press Release; Proposed Order Granting the Motion; Declaration of

    John A. Yanchunis; Declaration of Steven Weisbrot; and all other records and papers on file in

    this action and all other matters properly before the Court.

    STATEMENT OF RELIEF SOUGHT

    Plaintiffs seek an order pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) certifying the

    Settlement Class more fully described in the Settlement Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit 1;

    preliminarily approving the Settlement as fair, reasonable, and adequate; directing notice to be

    disseminated to the Settlement Class in the form and manner proposed by the parties as set forth

    in the Settlement Agreement and attached exhibits A and B thereto; appointing Angeion Group to

    serve as the Settlement Administrator; appointing Plaintiffs as Class Representatives and the

    undersigned attorneys as Class Counsel; and setting a hearing date and schedule for final approval

    of the Settlement and consideration of Class Counsel’s forthcoming motion for award of fees,

    costs, expenses, and service awards.

    DATED: January 6, 2020 /s/ John A. Yanchunis

    JOHN A. YANCHUNIS (pro hac vice) jyanchunis@forthepeople.com

    RYAN J. McGEE (pro hac vice) rmcgee@forthepeople.com

    JONATHAN B. COHEN (pro hac vice) jcohen@forthepeople.com

    Case 5:18-cv-06164-EJD Document 57 Filed 01/06/20 Page 2 of 3

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    MORGAN & MORGAN COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP 201 N. Franklin Street, 7th Floor

    Tampa, FL 33602

    Telephone: (813) 223-5505

    Facsimile: (813) 223-5402

    CLAYEO C. ARNOLD, SBN 65070

    carnold@justice4you.com

    JOSHUA H. WATSON, SBN 238058

    jwatson@justice4you.com

    CLAYEO C. ARNOLD A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION 865 Howe Avenue

    Sacramento, California 95825

    Counsel for Plaintiffs Matt Matic and Zak Harris IVY T. NGO, SBN 249860

    ngoi@fdazar.com

    FRANKLIN D. AZAR & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 14426 East Evans Avenue

    Aurora, Colorado 80014

    Telephone: (303) 757-3300

    Facsimile: (720) 213-5131 Counsel for Plaintiffs Charles Olson and Eileen M. Pinkowski

    Case 5:18-cv-06164-EJD Document 57 Filed 01/06/20 Page 3 of 3

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    JOHN A. YANCHUNIS (pro hac vice) CLAYEO C. ARNOLD, SBN 65070 jyanchunis@forthepeople.com carnold@justice4you.com RYAN J. McGEE (pro hac vice) JOSHUA H. WATSON, SBN 238058 rmcgee@forthepeople.com jwatson@justice4you.com JONATHAN B. COHEN (pro hac vice) CLAYEO C. ARNOLD jcohen@forthepeople.com A PROFESSIONAL LAW MORGAN & MORGAN CORPORATION COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP 865 Howe Avenue 201 N. Franklin Street, 7th Floor Sacramento, California 95825 Tampa, FL 33602 Telephone: (916) 777-7777 Telephone: (813) 223-5505 Facsimile: (916) 924-189 Facsimile: (813) 223-5402 Counsel for Plaintiffs Matt Matic and Zak Harris IVY T. NGO, SBN 249860 ngoi@fdazar.com FRANKLIN D. AZAR & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 14426 East Evans Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80014 Telephone: (303) 757-3300 Facsimile: (720) 213-5131 Counsel for Plaintiffs Charles Olson and Eileen M. Pinkowski

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

    NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

    SAN JOSE DIVISION

    IN RE GOOGLE PLUS PROFILE LITIGATION

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    No. 5:18-CV-06164-EJD (VKD) MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Courtroom: 4, 5th Floor Judge: Hon. Edward J. Davila

    Case 5:18-cv-06164-EJD Document 57-1 Filed 01/06/20 Page 1 of 28

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................................1

    II. ALLEGATIONS OF THE COMPLAINT ...........................................................................2

    A. Google’s Social Media Platform and Representations Concerning Data Security ....................................................................................................................2

    B. The First Data Leak .................................................................................................3

    C. The Second Data Leak .............................................................................................4

    D. Litigation History .....................................................................................................4

    E. Plaintiffs’ Claims and Relief Sought .......................................................................5

    F. Settlement Negotiations ...........................................................................................6

    III. THE SETTLEMENT TERMS .............................................................................................6

    IV. ARGUMENT .......................................................................................................................9

    A. The Settlement Class Should Be Preliminarily Certified ........................................9

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