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Gary E. Mason (pro hac vice) gmason@masonlawdc.com Donna F. Solen (pro hac vice) dsolen@masonlawdc.com MASON LLP 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 429-2290 Facsimile: (202) 429-2294 Michael F. Ram (SBN 104805) mram@ramolson.com RAM & OLSON LLP 555 Montgomery Street, Suite 820 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 433-49
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Gary E. Mason (pro hac vice) gmason@masonlawdc.com Donna F. Solen (pro hac vice) dsolen@masonlawdc.com MASON LLP 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 429-2290 Facsimile: (202) 429-2294 Michael F. Ram (SBN 104805) mram@ramolson.com RAM & OLSON LLP 555 Montgomery Street, Suite 820 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 433-49

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10-cv-00672-JWNotice of Motion and Motion For Order Preliminarily Approving Settlement; Memorandum of Points and Authorities
Gary E. Mason (pro hac vice)gmason@masonlawdc.com Donna F. Solen (pro hac vice)dsolen@masonlawdc.com MASON LLP1625 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DC 20036Telephone: (202) 429-2290Facsimile: (202) 429-2294Michael F. Ram (SBN 104805)mram@ramolson.com RAM & OLSON LLP555 Montgomery Street, Suite 820San Francisco, California 94111Telephone: (415) 433-4949Facsimile: (415) 433-7311William B. Rubenstein (SB #235312)rubenstein@law.harvard.edu 1545 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, Massachusetts 02138Telephone: (617) 496-7320Facsimile: (617) 496-4865
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Class Additional Counsel Listed on Signature Page
 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASAN FRANCISCO DIVISIONIN RE GOOGLE BUZZ USER PRIVACYLITIGATIONThis Pleading Relates To:ALL CASESCase No. 5:10-CV-00672-JW
NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FORORDER (1) PRELIMINARILY APPROVINGCLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT; (2)PROVISIONALLY CERTIFYINGSETTLEMENT CLASS AND APPOINTINGCLASS COUNSEL; (3) AUTHORIZINGDISTRIBUTION OF NOTICE OFSETTLEMENT; AND (4) SETTING ASCHEDULE FOR THE FINAL APPROVALPROCESS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTSAND AUTHORITIES
Date: December 20, 2010Time: 9:00 a.m.Place: Courtroom 8, 4
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Floor[Hon. James Ware]
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES................................................................1I. STATEMENT OF ISSUES TO BE DECIDED.................................................................2II. BACKGROUND OF THE LITIGATION..........................................................................2A. Background.............................................................................................................2B. Google’s Response To The Privacy Concerns........................................................3C. Mediation and Settlement.......................................................................................4D. Confirmatory Discovery.........................................................................................5III. THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT...................................................5A. The Settlement Class...............................................................................................6B. Settlement Benefits.................................................................................................6C. AttorneysFees and Expenses................................................................................6D. Release of Claims....................................................................................................7E. Notice......................................................................................................................7F. Objections and Opt-Out Procedures.......................................................................8IV. ARGUMENT......................................................................................................................8A. The Court Should Grant Preliminary Approval of the Proposed Settlement..........81. The Standard for Preliminary Approval......................................................82. The Proposed Settlement Is Fair and Within The Range of PossibleApproval....................................................................................................10a. The Settlement Is the Result of Serious, Arm’s-Length,Informed Negotiations..................................................................10b. The Terms of the Settlement Are Fair and Reasonable................11B. The Court Should Provisionally Certify a Settlement Class Pursuant toFederal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3).............................................................131. The Class is So Numerous that the Individual Joinder of All ClassMembers Would Be Impracticable...........................................................142. There Are Questions of Law and Fact Common to Plaintiffs andMembers of the Class................................................................................143. The Claims of the Representative Plaintiffs are Typical of theClaims of the Class...................................................................................15
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ii4. The Class Representatives and Their Counsel Have Fairly andAdequately Protected the Interests of the Class, and Will Continueto Do So....................................................................................................165. The Rule 23(b)(3) Elements are Satisfied as Common QuestionsPredominate and Certification Presents the Superior Method forAdjudication..............................................................................................16C. The Court Should Approve The Proposed Settlement Notices andAuthorize Their Dissemination.............................................................................19D. The Court Should Schedule a Fairness Hearing and Approve the ProposedPreliminary Approval Order.................................................................................20V. CONCLUSION.................................................................................................................21
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