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Judge James Donato, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SAN FRANCISCO — The judge overseeing a proposed $550 million settlement that Facebook Inc. reached to settle claims that its “tag suggestions” feature violated an Illinois biometric privacy law has asked lawyers in the case to provide detailed explanations of why the deal would pay class members less than statutory damages amounts.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is bureau chief of The Recorder in San Francisco. He writes about litigation in the Bay Area and around California. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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