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Data Privacy-As the Spokeo Turns

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

By: Jonathan M. Romvary As we all know, the data privacy industry has been paying close attention to ongoing saga of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), including this firm’s blog, most recently here, here and here. That spotlight is shining a little brighter on the Ninth Circuit in connection with a […]

Eleventh Circuit Applies Spokeo’s Stringent Article III Standing Requirements

Posted on: October 27th, 2016

By: Robyn Flegal Earlier this year, the Supreme Court clarified the pleading requirements to establish standing in federal lawsuits arising out of alleged statutory violations. A detailed explanation of the Supreme Court’s Spokeo[1] opinion can be found on the FMGBlogLine. As we observed, “the specific line drawing as to what a plaintiff must allege to […]

SCOTUS Clarifies Standing Requirements in Long-Awaited Spokeo Opinion

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

By:  Matthew Foree On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its anticipated opinion in the Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins case.  Robins alleged that Spokeo, which operates a “people search engine,” violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by publishing incorrect information about him.  Among other things, Robins alleged that this publication affected his ability to obtain employment.  […]

TCPA Cases Stayed Pending SCOTUS Spokeo Ruling

Posted on: May 10th, 2016

By: Matt Foree Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) litigants are anxiously awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States in Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir. 2014) cert. granted, 135 S.Ct. 1892 (2015) (“Spokeo”).  In Spokeo, the Supreme Court is addressing the issue of “[w]hether Congress may confer Article […]

Fourth Circuit Affirms $61 Million TCPA Judgment

Posted on: June 18th, 2019

By: Matt Foree The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a judgment based on a jury verdict of over $61 million for illegal telemarketing calls made under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). As a matter of background, plaintiff Thomas Krakauer brought the TCPA lawsuit against Dish Network, L.L.C. (“Dish”) […]