Hulu Ruling Casts Doubt On Large-Scale Privacy Class Actions

Law360, New York (June 26, 2014, 9:32 PM ET) -- In refusing to certify a putative class action against Hulu LLC, a California magistrate judge dealt a blow to plaintiffs' hopes that they could rely on self-reporting to identify class members in privacy lawsuits, a setback that may force them to significantly narrow class definitions to secure certification.

Following a string of favorable rulings in earlier stages of the case, the plaintiffs ran into a major obstacle on June 17, when U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler agreed with Hulu that the proposed class definition was unworkable...
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