Hearst Says Consumers Lack Standing In Data-Sharing Suit

Law360, Chicago (April 16, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Hearst Communications Inc. asked a California federal court Friday to dismiss a consumer's putative class action alleging the publishing behemoth violated the state's Shine the Light law by failing to make data-sharing practice disclosures, saying the plaintiff misread the law and has no standing.

In a memorandum to support its motion, Hearst argued that the suit Melissa Miller launched against it in January and the handful of similar suits her attorneys have launched against other defendants are all based on a "gross misreading" of the California...
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