A legal challenge to Google's practice of disclosing information about app purchasers to developers could be settled out of court, according to recent legal documents.
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal recently signed an order sending the 2-year-old lawsuit to mediation. Grewal gave Google and the users who are suing until Feb. 6, 2015 to meet with a mediator, who will try to forge a resolution.
Earlier this year, Grewal allowed the plaintiffs to proceed with their lawsuit, but not based on their original claims. Instead, he said that the consumers could pursue Google for allegedly transferring users' names and contact information to some app developers.