said a District Court judge dismissed all federal privacy lawsuits against the company.
The suits alleged that DoubleClick violated three federal statutes with the delivery of its online advertising methods -- the Electronic Privacy Act, the Wiretap Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. With the favorable ruling, DoubleClick appears to have extricated itself from the privacy mess that first strangled the stock a year ago.
In a 71-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote that the "plaintiffs' amended complaint fails to plead violations of any of the three federal statutes under which they bring suit."
Shares of DoubleClick, an Internet advertising company, gained 94 cents, or 8.9%, to $11.50 in recent
trading. The 52-week high is $103.06.
Also Friday, the company said hackers had attacked some of its computers. The company reportedly shut down some of its servers to investigate the matter.