9th Circ. Neuters Plaintiff-Favored ‘Shine The Light’ Law

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 9:16 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit recently tossed a trio of class actions under California's "shine the light" law because the plaintiffs had failed to directly ask the companies if their information had been shared with third parties, establishing a high damages hurdle that attorneys say will shield companies from a surge of litigation.

In three nearly identical rulings dated Feb. 12, the same three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of class actions brought against publishers Rodale Inc., Hearst Communications Inc. and Conde Nast Publications on the grounds that the...
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Case Title

Brian King v. Conde Nast Publications


Case Number

12-57209

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

December 5, 2012


Case Title

Melissa Miller v. Hearst Communications Inc


Case Number

12-57231

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

December 10, 2012


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Charlotte Baxter v. Rodale, Inc.


Case Number

12-56925

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

October 19, 2012

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