Glassdoor Says Spokeo Kills Suit Over Email Address Leak

Law360, New York (October 7, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Job review and recruiting website Glassdoor has told a California federal judge that a user suing over its inadvertent exposure of 600,000 user email addresses hasn't shown any actual injuries stemming from the leak, and therefore her proposed class action fails under the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo standard.

Moving to dismiss the case on Oct. 6, Glassdoor Inc. argued that plaintiff Melissa Levine has publicized her identity, membership on Glassdoor and employment history in media interviews since launching the suit, and so any harm she has suffered is her own fault, and not "fairly traceable" to Glassdoor's conduct — a requirement...

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