Spokeo Landscape Gets Clarity In 8th Circ. Charter Ruling

By Allison Grande (September 9, 2016, 10:36 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit's recent refusal to revive a putative class action over Charter Communications Inc.'s allegedly indefinite retention of consumer data gave a significant boost to the defense bar's efforts to use the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision to cut down suits over bare statutory violations, while helping to lend some clarity to the confusion that has permeated in courts across the country about how the high court ruling should be applied.

In what is believed to be the first published appellate opinion to apply the principles articulated by the high court in Spokeo to the issue of Article III standing,...

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