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Spokeo Prevails at the High Court

17 May 2016

The Supreme Court of the United States yesterday issued its opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, an important case about the injury-in-fact requirement of Article III standing. In a 6-2 decision, the Court held that an injury in fact must be not only "particularized" to the plaintiff, but also concrete, and that bare allegations of a statutory violation do not automatically satisfy that concreteness requirement. The Court's decision gives defendants additional leverage in fighting off cases where a plaintiff has suffered no concrete harm and in defending against class actions where the issue of concrete harm is individualized.

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