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Few would have guessed from Facebook’s humble beginnings in 2004 as the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and four Harvard classmates that 14 years later it would be mired in litigation so deep that the social network’s very future was on the line. In this Instant Insights we explore the array of lawsuits against the Silicon Valley giant, which range from testing the basic tenets of democracy to the advertisement of tattoo services.

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Facebook headquarters, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California. Photo: Shutterstock

Facebook has agreed to settle claims with a Philadelphia-based tattoo artist, who sued the company for allegedly failing to stop alleged scammers from using photos of her in weight loss ads.

According to an order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the parties in Oreto v. Facebook have recently agreed to settle the case. The one-page order, entered Monday, did not disclose anything about the settlement, but said the case should be dismissed because of the agreement.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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