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Analysis

Spokeo Ruling Deals Blow To Cos. But May Have Silver Lining

Law360, New York (August 15, 2017, 11:38 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit's decision Tuesday that the harm stemming from an allegedly inaccurate consumer report published by Spokeo Inc. was concrete enough to establish standing gives class action plaintiffs a boost in their bids to block defendants from making quick exits, but the panel's fact-specific analysis may limit the ruling's broader application and leave companies with a stronger defense down the line, attorneys say.

Attorneys expect the issue of standing to make its way back to the high court in the near future, especially given that the Ninth Circuit decision helps to deepen the divide with other circuits. (AP) The question...

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