High Court Weighs Atty Access To Drivers' Information

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 7:32 PM EST) -- A group of South Carolina car buyers on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit plaintiffs' attorneys from using driver's license records to find potential clients for class actions, but the justices divided on whether a federal privacy statute explicitly barred this type of solicitation.

During oral arguments, petitioners' attorney Joseph R. Guerra of Sidley Austin LLP pushed the court to overturn a Fourth Circuit ruling that the Driver's Privacy Protection Act didn't prevent plaintiffs' attorneys from getting individuals' personal data from the state Department...
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