The US Supreme Court’s ruling today in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, rejecting the argument by plaintiffs’ lawyers that any statutory violation constitutes “injury in fact” sufficient to permit a lawsuit in federal court—even when the plaintiff does not suffer any concrete harm—will dramatically influence class action litigation.
Mayer Brown lawyers represented Spokeo throughout this litigation, including briefing and arguing the case in the Supreme Court.
The Court’s ruling will affect class actions under more than a dozen federal statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Video Privacy Protection Act and the Truth in Lending Act, and many state statutes. Damages claims in such lawsuits typically reach into the tens of millions of dollars and have even soared into the billions.
Please join Andrew Pincus, who argued the case for Spokeo, along with Mayer Brown class action litigators John Nadolenco, Lauren Goldman and Archis Parasharami, for a discussion on the Spokeo decision’s impact on class action litigation. They will address:
- What the Court decided in this case and what issues remain open for future litigation
- How defendants should adjust their litigation strategies in light of the Court’s ruling
- The likely responses by the plaintiffs’ bar