High Court's Spokeo Punt Sets Bar For Class Action Injuries

Law360, New York (May 16, 2016, 11:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shut down consumers' efforts to sue businesses for technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other consumer protection statutes, but its silence on whether claims against Spokeo fit the bill leaves both sides with ammunition in fights over statutory claims where plaintiffs allege intangible injuries.

The Supreme Court held that because the Ninth Circuit failed to consider both aspects of the injury-in-fact requirement, its Article III standing analysis was incomplete. (Credit: Law360) In a 6-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the high court took the surprising step of vacating and remanding the...

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