Google, Commerce Warn Supreme Court Of Spokeo Fallout

By Jody Godoy (July 17, 2015, 4:35 PM EDT) -- If the U.S. Supreme Court backs the Ninth Circuit's revival of a proposed class action accusing people search engine Spokeo Inc. of publishing false information, tidal waves of litigation will hit technology and media companies, according to Google Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Google, the Chamber, and other business and corporate defense groups and technology firms filed amicus briefs on July 9, urging the high court to overturn the circuit's decision to allow the Spokeo suit, which alleges statutory injuries. Left intact, that ruling will undermine the principle of constitutional standing in class actions, allowing plaintiffs who have suffered...

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