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A federal judge in San Francisco has certified a class of Illinois Facebook users in a privacy lawsuit set to go to trial later this year, escalating the stakes in a lawsuit that could result in billions of dollars in damages against the social media giant.

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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