Facebook claims that the lawsuit lacks merit.
US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose said that Facebook must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit in regards to online purchases made by minors.
Freeman hinted that thousands of plaintiffs might press charges, asking the company to change its rules while handling online transactions by minors.
Freeman highlighted that plaintiffs will not be able to get refunds as a group under a U.S. Supreme Court precedent, as it will vary, but they could ask for individual refunds.
According to Facebook, the lawsuit lacks merit, and is reportedly going to defend itself vigorously.
The April 2012 lawsuit claimed that the social networking giant allowed children to use their parents’ credit and debit cards to buy the virtual currency called ‘Facebook Credits’.
However, Facebook refused to refund, violating California’s law under its "all sales are final" policy when the parents complained.
In return, Facebook dismissed the claims by saying that the plaintiffs’ claims were too disparate, and an injunction would not address them.
However, later on Facebook Credits was replaced with Facebook Payments in 2013.