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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Much-Anticipated Ruling in Spokeo

May 16, 2016, Covington Alert

In a decision closely watched by businesses that are the targets of consumer class action lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that a plaintiff asserting a statutory claim must make a showing of particularized and concrete harm sufficient to establish Article III standing, even if the underlying statute provides for statutory damages without a separate showing of injury. However, the Court sidestepped the ultimate question in the case before it, remanding the case to the Ninth Circuit to consider in the first instance whether the plaintiff had suffered any concrete harm.

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