Penkava v. Yahoo: dismissed
Carson Penkava, who was suing Yahoo! under California wiretapping laws, filed for dismissal with prejudice at the end of November. No reasons were given.
Plaintiff hereby voluntarily dismisses the litigation with prejudice as to his individual claims and without prejudice as to the potential claims of any absent putative class members. The rights of absent putative class members will not be prejudiced by the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s claim because no class has been certified in this litigation.
I talked about this case previously (here, here, and here) and I don’t have much more to say now. I thought it was pretty unlikely that there was an actual violation going on here. Now I guess we have to wait for another case to see if this is true.