The defunct Internet advertising company NebuAd has tentatively settled a putative class action arising from NebuAd’s tracking of Internet users' online activity in order to deliver targeted advertisements. The settlement follows a decision by a federal court in May, in Valentine v. NebuAd, Inc., that the federal Electronic Communications Protection Act (ECPA) does not preempt state privacy and computer intrusion claims, as we reported then. If the settlement is approved by the court, NebuAd’s insurers would create a $2.4 million settlement fund. The five named plaintiffs would receive no more than $10,000 total; the rest of the purported class would receive zilch, even though they allegedly suffered the same harm to their privacy. Up to 30% of the fund, however, would go to the plaintiffs’ lawyers. The remainder would go to non-profit organizations dedicated to “protecting consumers from misuse” of their information on the Internet. Nice work if you can get it.