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Two Recent Appellate Decisions Illustrate Divergent Approaches To Spokeo
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

Hundreds of lower courts have interpreted and applied the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins over the past ten months. We will provide


Fair Housing ActStanding
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) permits any “aggrieved person” to sue for housing discrimination. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held


Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Try to Spin Spokeo
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

A peculiar thing happened after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins on Monday. Even though the Court ruled in


May 16, 2016Article III StandingPleading Injury-in-Fact
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a closely-watched case presenting the question whether Article III’s


Supreme Court Holds in Spokeo that Plaintiffs Must Show “Real” Harm to Have Standing to Sue for Statutory Damages
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (pdf), a closely-watched case presenting the question whether Article III’s


US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Finds Standing in Putative Data Breach Class Action
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

On April 14, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the two plaintiffs in Lewert v. P.F. Chang's China Bistro


U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and decide whether plaintiffs who have suffered no concrete harm nonetheless have Article III standing to sue in federal court
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, a plaintiff must allege that he or she has suffered an “injury-in-fact” to establish standing to sue in


Second Circuit narrows class standing doctrine
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • February 25 2015

In NECA-IBEW v. Goldman Sachs, the Second Circuit arguably opened up a new door in class action litigation when it held that investors in one


Lack of standing in data privacy cases: not just a federal court defense
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

While data privacyespecially data breachcases in the United States have been on the rise for years now, most cases never make it past the pleading


I may have “standing” to sue for false advertising of products I didn’t purchase, but do I satisfy the “typicality” requirement of rule 23?
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

We recently blogged about one of the recent "class standing" decisions holding that a named plaintiff has standing to represent a class on false