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Following SCOTUS Cert Denial, Facebook Settles BIPA Case for $550 Million

One decision, two far-reaching effects. This aptly describes the Supreme Court’s Jan. 21, 2020, decision to deny Facebook’s petition for certiorari in Patel v. Facebook. The Supreme Court’s denial spelled an end to Facebook’s nearly five-year quest to dismiss this case, which began in August 2015 when three Facebook users filed a consolidated putative class action alleging that … Continue Reading

Concrete and Particularized: What the Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling May Mean for Privacy Class Actions and Big Data – the First in a Series

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Robins v. Spokeo, No. 13–1339, 578 U. S. ____ (2016), putting to rest months of speculation as to whether the Court could come to a meaningful decision (that would be anything other than 4-4) in the aftermath of Justice Scalia’s passing in … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Finds Vermont Data Mining Law Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court released its decision today in Sorrell v. IMS Health Care, Inc., a case concerning the constitutionality of a Vermont statute that prohibited pharmacies from selling or disclosing prescriber-identifying information taken from prescriptions for marketing purposes.  The challenge to the statute was made by data mining companies.  The Supreme Court stated that … Continue Reading
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