SCOTUS mull “no-injury” privacy class actions

Authors: David Navetta, Utsav Mathur Publication | June 2015
Published in: Intellectual Property Magazine

High-profile computer attacks and misuse of private consumer information have provoked a growing swarm of identity theft class action lawsuits. In US federal courts judges frequently nip these cases in the bud for lack of standing under Article III of the US Constitution. Generally, these cases conclude that the mere loss or misuse of private information – absent actual harm or the imminent risk of harm – does not meet the Article III prerequisite of a “concrete and particularised injury in fact”.

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David Navetta

David Navetta

Denver
Utsav Mathur

Utsav Mathur

Houston