High Court Won't Hear Data Broker Liability Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 6:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a bid by a New York man to hold a data broker liable for illegally selling information gleaned from Department of Motor Vehicles records to a stranger who later tracked him down and harassed him.

In its weekly order list, the high court refused to grant certiorari to a man named Erik Gordon who had challenged a Second Circuit ruling rejecting his attempt to hold Softech International Inc. liable for the alleged privacy breach. The divided appeals court panel...
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