Learning The Limits (And Irony) Of Spokeo

Law360, New York (December 12, 2016, 11:35 AM EST) -- Roger Perlstadt

Jay Edelson A federal district court last Wednesday provided an important lesson to the defense bar on the limits of trying to use the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Spokeo decision to escape class actions. In Mocek v. AllSaints USA Limited,[1] not only did the court deny the defendant’s Spokeo motion to dismiss for lack of Article III standing, it ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff nearly $60,000 in attorneys’ fees.

The suit began when the plaintiff Barbara Mocek alleged that she received a receipt from clothing store AllSaints that failed to truncate enough digits of her credit card...

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