Mich. Video Privacy Law Covers Magazine Publishers

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge Tuesday rejected attempts to toss three putative class actions accusing Bauer Publishing Co., Hearst Communications Inc. and Time Inc. of the unauthorized selling of their customers' personal information, ruling the plaintiffs have standing to sue under a state privacy law.

In a 17-page ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh III ruled that the plaintiffs in the three complaints sufficiently pled that they suffered actual injuries under Michigan's Video Rental Privacy Act and that the cases may move forward.

He concluded...
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