Mich. Video Privacy Law Covers Magazine Publishers

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge Tuesday rejected attempts to toss three putative class actions accusing Bauer Publishing Co., Hearst Communications Inc. and Time Inc. of the unauthorized selling of their customers' personal information, ruling the plaintiffs have standing to sue under a state privacy law.

In a 17-page ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh III ruled that the plaintiffs in the three complaints sufficiently pled that they suffered actual injuries under Michigan's Video Rental Privacy Act and that the cases may move forward.

He concluded...
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Case Title

Kinder v. Bauer Publishing Co., LP


Case Number

2:12-cv-12831

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

George Caram Steeh

Date Filed

June 27, 2012


Case Title

Grenke v. Hearst Communications, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-14221

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

Judge

George Caram Steeh

Date Filed

September 24, 2012


Case Title

Fox v. Time, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-14390

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

Judge

George Caram Steeh

Date Filed

October 3, 2012

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