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Attorneys expect the issue of standing to make its way back to the high court in the near future, especially given that the Ninth Circuit decision helps to deepen the divide with other circuits. (AP)

Spokeo Ruling Deals Blow To Cos. But May Have Silver Lining

The Ninth Circuit's decision Tuesday that the harm stemming from an allegedly inaccurate consumer report published by Spokeo Inc. was concrete enough to establish standing gives class action plaintiffs a boost in their bids to block defendants from making quick exits, but the panel's fact-specific analysis may limit the ruling's broader application and leave companies with a stronger defense down the line, attorneys say.

  • Charlottesville Victims Hit Protesters With $3M Terrorism Suit

    Two women injured in the deadly car crash during a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, accused the driver who hit them, event organizers and websites including AltRight.com and The Daily Stormer of inciting violence and aiding terrorism in a $3 million suit in state court on Tuesday.

  • Trump's ACA Threat Would Send Insurers Fleeing, CBO Says

    President Donald Trump’s threatened defunding of Affordable Care Act subsidies would cause insurers to flee a significant number of marketplaces, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

  • Jones Day Conflict Waived In GWB Scandal Figure's Appeal

    A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a former public official convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has knowingly and voluntarily waived any potential conflict of interest with Jones Day attorneys representing her as appellate counsel in light of the firm's representation of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in related matters.

  • Uber Settles With FTC Over Privacy Misrepresentations

    The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it has reached a non-monetary agreement with Uber to settle allegations that the company failed to properly protect consumers’ personal information, with the ride-hailing giant agreeing to implement a comprehensive privacy program designed to address privacy risks and protect consumers’ confidential information.

  • AFL-CIO Heads Latest To Leave Trump’s Job Panel

    Two high ranking AFL-CIO executives on Tuesday became the latest to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council based on his lackluster response to the fatal white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • 9th Circ. Says FCRA Claims Meet Standing Bar In Spokeo Row

    The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a man who accused Spokeo of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly reporting inaccurate information about him had claimed a sufficiently concrete injury to meet the Article III standing bar established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the dispute last year.

  • Paralegal Killed In Charlottesville 'Enjoyed The Law'

    The legal assistant killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, while counter-protesting a white nationalist demonstration was a student of the law who believed in its power to help people, according to her former supervisor.

  • Teamsters Acquitted In 'Top Chef' Extortion Case

    Four Massachusetts Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of trying to strong-arm a “Top Chef” television production into hiring union labor at a picket that turned violent.

  • ‘Walking Dead’ Producers Accuse AMC Of Ripping Off Profits

    The producers of the hit show “The Walking Dead” filed a breach of contract lawsuit against AMC Film Holdings LLC and several other AMC entities in California Superior Court Monday, claiming that the network is not honoring its contracts and using its corporate structure to keep an unfair share of the profits garnered by the show and its spinoffs.

  • Taylor Swift Wins Assault Suit Over DJ's Groping

    A Colorado federal jury sided with Taylor Swift in her countersuit against a radio DJ who’d accused her of getting him fired, finding that when the DJ groped her during a photo op in 2013, it amounted to assault and battery, according to reports on Monday.

  • 7th Circ. Denies Sentinel's 2nd Clawback Attempt

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday again denied a bid by the trustee for Sentinel Management Group to claw back $14.5 million from a creditor, three years after the court rejected the same request, this time finding an “indefinite and internally inconsistent” bankruptcy court order can’t be used to bar a previously allowed transfer.

  • 7th Circ. Halves Attys' Fees In Sears Washer Class Action

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday slashed in half a nearly $5 million fee award for six law firms who worked on a class action involving allegedly malfunctioning washing machines sold by Sears and Whirlpool, saying the award needed to be closer to the amount given to the class.