The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fed­eral judge has ap­proved an $11.2 mil­lion set­tle­ment be­tween the mar­i­tal in­fi­delity web­site Ash­ley Madi­son and users who sued af­ter hack­ers re­leased per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing fi­nan­cial data and de­tails of their sex­ual pro­cliv­i­ties.

U.S. District Judge John Ross in St. Louis gave pre­lim­i­nary ap­proval to a class ac­tion set­tle­ment that was ini­tially an­nounced last week by Ruby Corp., the par­ent com­pany of Ash­ley Madi­son. Law­suits from around the coun­try were con­sol­i­dated in the East­ern District of Mis­souri.

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