Spokeo Prevails at the High Court

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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