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Within each of these three categories, most of the lawsuits are virtually identical, and the same Plaintiff's counsel is involved. The lawsuits mostly allege violations of the Federal Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2511, the Stored Electronic Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701, the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, state consumer protection laws, and common law violations for intrusion upon seclusion, trespass to chattels, commercial misappropriation, and unjust enrichment. The lawsuits seek to represent classes of people who have had Google accounts or cell phones running Google's Android operating system. Last week, counsel began efforts to have the various groups of cases coordinated.
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