Justices' Google Privacy Opinion Highlights Impact Of Spokeo

Law360 (March 26, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT) -- A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court answering the question of whether cy pres settlements are still alive will have to wait.

On March 20, 2019, the court issued Frank v. Gaos[1], which vacated the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that had affirmed the approval of a cy pres class action settlement and remanded the case for a determination on the issue of Article III standing.

The Supreme Court's decision underscores the importance of establishing standing in putative class action litigation and settlements, as well as the ongoing effect of Spokeo v. Robins[2].

Background

Plaintiff Paloma Gaos, as class representative for...

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