High Court Likely To Bar Access To Drivers' Info, Attys Say

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 9:47 PM EST) -- In one of the first cases to test its approach to civil privacy issues, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will weigh whether plaintiffs' attorneys can use driver's license records to find potential clients and build class actions, with most defense attorneys predicting the justices will bar the practice, given the sensitivity of the information at issue.

A group of South Carolina residents petitioned the high court to consider the case, arguing that the Fourth Circuit had erred when it said the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act...
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