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TCPA Cases Stayed Pending SCOTUS Spokeo Ruling 5/10/16

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. …

Data Privacy-As the Spokeo Turns 8/29/17

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

Eleventh Circuit Applies Spokeo’s Stringent Article III Standing Requirements 10/27/16

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 …

SCOTUS Clarifies Standing Requirements in Long-Awaited Spokeo Opinion 5/18/16

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 …

Fourth Circuit Affirms $61 Million TCPA Judgment 6/18/19

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 …

What Does Your Video Watching Behavior Say About You? 12/18/17

By: Jonathan Romvary
A federal court recently determined that the sharing of an individual’s device identification number and the videos watched does not violate federal privacy laws. In Eichenberger v. ESPN, Inc. , 2017 BL 427074, 9th Cir., No. 15-35449 …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Data Breach Standing Case 2/23/18

By: Amy C. Bender
The ongoing issue of when a plaintiff has grounds (“standing”) in data breach cases saw another development this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the debate.
CareFirst, a BlueCross BlueShield health …