Post-Spokeo Trends Offer Clues For Standing In Privacy Suits

Law360, New York (February 15, 2017, 5:59 PM EST) -- Federal courts in New York and Los Angeles came to opposite conclusions last month in trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling to high-profile privacy cases, yet attorneys see in those decisions hints as to how courts will decide whether plaintiffs suffered real harm in alleged invasions of privacy or unauthorized releases of personal information.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May in Spokeo v. Robins that plaintiffs must show a concrete injury, not just that a statute was violated, to establish standing under...
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