9th Circ. Asked To Revive Spokeo Credit Report Suit

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A plaintiff who said self-described “people search engine” Spokeo Inc. spread inaccurate consumer reports about him told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that a trial court shouldn't have dismissed his putative class action on the grounds that he hadn't shown sufficient injury.

Thomas Robins is challenging a lower court ruling that he lacked standing to sue and that the harm he alleged to his employment prospects was “attenuated and implausible.” The trial court had previously determined, in May 2011, that his amended complaint alleged the cognizable injury needed to establish standing, but later shifted course, his brief claimed.

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