Calif. Court Dims 'Shine The Light' Law For Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 12:19 PM EST) -- This past December, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Boorstein v. CBS Interactive Inc., 222 Cal.App.4th 453 (2013), shedding new light on what is actionable under California’s “Shine the Light” law (“STL”). The court’s opinion appreciably limits the ability of plaintiffs to bring suit under the STL, and provides a road map for those seeking to escape “liability traps” based on mere technical violations of the law.

The STL (Civil Code § 1798.83, et seq.) went into effect in 2005 and is California’s...
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