A consolidated class action lawsuit challenging the use of third-party software used by online retailers to collect detailed information about customers visiting their websites over privacy concerns was dismissed by U.S. District Judge William Pauley III of the Southern District of New York Thursday.

While finding the alleged conduct “troubling,” Pauley nonetheless said the plaintiff, Brady Cohen, largely failed to state a legitimate claim under the various federal and state statutes cited because “that conduct does not violate any of the statutes on which Cohen predicates his claims.”

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