LinkedIn Defeats Lawsuit Over Inflated Ad Metrics

Siding with LinkedIn, a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by two advertisers that accused the company of inflating ad metrics. The ruling, issued Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen in the Northern District of California, stems from a lawsuit brought last December by tech company TopDevz and recruiting platform Noirefy. They alleged in a class-action complaint that LinkedIn’s erroneous metrics allowed the company to charge inflated prices for ads.