Class Action Issues To Watch In High Court TransUnion Case

By Archis Parasharami and Carmen Longoria-Green (April 13, 2021, 11:13 AM EDT) -- On March 30, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, a Fair Credit Reporting Act case in which a federal court entered a classwide judgment against TransUnion for two practices it had ended years ago.

The case is one to watch: It has potentially enormous significance for class action litigation in federal courts.

There are two key issues in the case:

1. Can a risk of harm — as opposed to actual harm — confer Article III standing on all members of a class when the challenged policy has ended and the risk never materialized for...

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