Hulu Ruling Offsets Obstacles To Privacy Damages

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 8:39 PM EST) -- A California magistrate judge recently found that Hulu LLC users do not need to demonstrate an actual injury to recover damages under the Video Privacy Protection Act, a ruling attorneys say will increase litigation under the VPPA and embolden plaintiffs to apply the holding to similar statutory privacy violations. 

In a Dec. 20 order denying Hulu’s motion for summary judgment, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler rejected the online video streaming site’s contention that the putative class must show actual injury that is separate from a statutory...
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