Vizio Denied 9th Circ. Appeal Of Video Privacy Decision

By Christopher Crosby (October 17, 2017, 12:19 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday blocked TV maker Vizio Inc.'s bid to challenge her decision not to toss a privacy lawsuit brought by consumers who allege their smart TVs are spying on them, finding that an appeal would only delay the case.

U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton refused to authorize an appeal asking the Ninth Circuit to weigh in on whether Vizio, and companies like it, can be subjected to claims arising out of the Video Privacy Protection Act, finding that a decision by the circuit wouldn't "materially advance" litigation and could be rendered moot by further proceedings....

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