Privacy Plaintiffs Uncover Way To Win Rare Class Cert.

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT) -- To score elusive certification of a privacy class action last week, a group of consumers alleging a data research company sold their information without permission capitalized on a boilerplate licensing agreement to help unify their claims and establish standing, potentially paving the way for other plaintiffs to overcome pleading-stage roadblocks, attorneys say.

In an April 2 ruling, Northern District of Illinois Judge James F. Holderman certified a class that could top one million people who have unwittingly downloaded comScore Inc.'s tracking software via one of its...
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