Facebook, Google Urge Justices To Take Up Spokeo Case

Law360, Chicago (June 17, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. and three of its Internet peers are backing Spokeo.com’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a suit accusing the “people search engine” of publishing false information about a Virginia man, saying the case could open the floodgates for multibillion-dollar “no-injury” class actions.

In an amicus curiae brief filed with the high court on June 6, Facebook — joined by eBay Inc., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. — said the Ninth Circuit erred when it revived the Fair Credit Reporting Act suit against Spokeo and found that a showing of actual harm isn’t needed when a plaintiff sues for...

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