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District Judge James Donato, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Photo:Jason Doiy / The Recorder

A federal judge has given final approval to a $650 million class action settlement with Facebook, praising an “impressive claims rate” in a case that had “several complicated and intensely litigated issues.”

In a Friday order, U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California, who initially rejected preliminary approval of the settlement when it was worth $550 million, noted that each class member would get $345.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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