Attorneys React To Supreme Court's Spokeo Ruling

Law360, New York (May 16, 2016, 8:30 PM EDT) -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a consumer could not sue Spokeo Inc. for mere technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but found that the Ninth Circuit used an incomplete analysis when it concluded plaintiffs can sue companies without alleging actual injuries. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Thomas Robins et al. is significant. 

  David S. Almeida, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

"What often makes these statutory class actions so frustrating is that they are essentially strict liability statutes. No matter how well-intentioned a company may be, technicalities — without any conceivable...

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