9th Circ. Revives FCRA Suit Against Spokeo Site

Law360, Los Angeles (February 4, 2014, 8:25 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a putative class action accusing “people search engine” Spokeo.com of willfully violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by publishing false information about a Virginia man, saying he had constitutional standing to bring the complaint.

Reversing a California federal judge's dismissal of Thomas Robins' suit against Pasadena-based Spokeo Inc., which compiles information from various online and offline sources into reports and sells them to subscribers, the appeals court said the alleged violations of his statutory rights sufficiently satisfied Article III's injury-in-fact...
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Case Information

Case Title

Thomas Robins v. Spokeo, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3480 Consumer Credit

Date Filed

October 20, 2011

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