Setbacks in actress’ lawsuit against IMDb

03/19/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Los Angeles – The lawsuit filed by actress Junie Hoang, formerly referred to as “Jane Doe” in the suit is reportedly set to move forward; however, a judge has granted summary judgments for defendants IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon in the case. As reported by Reuters, Hoang is suing the company for revealing her age on her profile on the IMDb website.

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of U.S. District Court in western Washington ruled Monday night that Hoang “cannot show that the public interest is impacted by IMDb’s actions” in granting one of the defendant’s motion for a summary judgment in the claim that IMDb was in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. Amazon was also deemed to not have done any wrongdoing.

Hoang is quoted in the report as stating in regards to being happy that the case is moving forward in spite of the setbacks, “I am obviously very gratified by the court’s decision to allow my case to go to trial…What’s at stake here involves far more than just my own career. Anyone who values their privacy and has ever given credit card information to an online company like IMDb or Amazon.com should be concerned about the outcome. We entrust companies like these with ever-growing mountains of data about ourselves and when they violate that trust, they must be held to account.”

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