Spokeo Without Scalia: The Fate Of No-Injury Class Actions

Law360, New York (February 23, 2016, 11:39 AM EST) -- Eric Troutman

Scott Goldsmith The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has immediate repercussions on all cases pending before the Supreme Court. For businesses facing class litigation, the loss of Justice Scalia may have the most profound and immediate effect on the Supreme Court’s pending decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins. The Supreme Court was set to decide in Spokeo whether a plaintiff whose alleged injury amounts to no more than a technical violation of a statute has standing to pursue a claim in federal court. The case was fully briefed and argued, with an expected decision sometime this...

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