Ninth Circuit Revisits Standing Analysis for Statutory Claims in Spokeo

August 28, 2017
On remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held for the second time that the plaintiff in Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. has standing to proceed in federal court with claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). As standing is often a crucial threshold issue in statutory data privacy litigation, this closely watched decision provides insight as to how some courts are analyzing jurisdictional challenges to statutory claims with allegations of only intangible harm. This OnPoint discusses the Ninth Circuit’s opinion.

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