Who Won Spokeo? Attys Still Debating 4 Years Later

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 8:23 PM EDT) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May 2016 that plaintiffs must allege concrete harm to prop up statutory privacy claims, both class counsel and the defense bar declared victory. Four years later, the question of who actually won is still hotly contested, with each side claiming gains from a ruling that continues to divide federal appellate courts. 

Ryan D. Andrews of Edelson PC, who represented plaintiff Thomas Robins in the Article III standing dispute with people search engine Spokeo, recalled how his "heart sank" when he learned that Justice Samuel Alito had authored the decision. 

"But then we read it,"...

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