United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division
For Katie Szpyrka, individually and on behalf of all others similary situated, Plaintiff: Jay Edelson, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Rafey Sarkis Balabanian, PRO HAC VICE, Ari Jonathan Scharg, Edelson McGuire, LLC, Chicago, IL; Sean Patrick Reis, LEAD ATTORNEY, Edelson McGuire, LLP, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Christopher L. Dore, PRO HAC VICE, Edelson McGuire LLC, Chicago, IL; Matthew Dean Brown, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA.
For Scott Shepherd, Plaintiff: Laurence D. King, LEAD ATTORNEY, Linda M. Fong, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, San Francisco, CA; Matthew Dean Brown, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA; Ari Jonathan Scharg, Edelson McGuire, LLC, Chicago, IL.
For Candyce Paraggua, Plaintiff: Joseph Jeremy Siprut, Siprut PC, Chicago, IL; Matthew Dean Brown, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA; Todd Christopher Atkins, Siprut PC, San Diego, CA.
For Sam Veith, Plaintiff: David Christopher Parisi, Suzanne L. Havens Beckman, Parisi & Havens LLP, Sherman Oaks, CA; Matthew Dean Brown, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA.
For Khalilah Wright, Plaintiff: Ari Jonathan Scharg, Edelson McGuire, LLC, Chicago, IL.
For Linkedin Corporation, a Delaware corporation, Defendant: Michael Graham Rhodes, LEAD ATTORNEY, Matthew Dean Brown, Whitty Somvichian, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA.
For MICHELLE J KANE, Intervenor: Michelle Justine Kane, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. Attorney's Office, Oakland, CA.
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS THE FIRST AMENDED CONSOLIDATED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT [Re: Docket No. 59]
EDWARD J. DAVILA, United States District Judge.
Plaintiffs Katie Szpyrka (" Szpyrka" ) and Khalilah Wright (" Wright" ), collectively " Plaintiffs," bring this putative class action against Defendant LinkedIn Corporation (" Defendant" or " LinkedIn" ). Presently before the Court is LinkedIn's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Consolidated Complaint (the " FAC" ). Having reviewed the parties' papers and after having heard oral arguments of counsel, the Court has determined that LinkedIn's Motion will be GRANTED.
LinkedIn owns and operates the website www.LinkedIn.com, which provides an online community for professional networking. First Am. Consolidated Class Action Compl. (" FAC" ) ¶ 12, Docket Item No. 54. Prospective members may sign up for a membership by providing a valid email address and registration password, which LinkedIn stores on its database. Id. ¶ 13. Once registered, a member may create a free online professional profile containing such information as employment and educational history. Id.