M.C. Sungaila in Law360: Four Cases to Watch This Supreme Court Term

10/12/2015

The U.S. Supreme Court this session will decide if consumers can sue for technical violations of privacy laws without alleging an actual injury and whether defendants can hedge off costly statutory claims by making a settlement offer to individual plaintiffs...

Here, attorneys discuss four privacy-related cases to keep an eye on this Supreme Court term.

Spokeo v. Robins

“Spokeo raises the issue ... [of whether] Congress can create a cause of action in a statute that will satisfy the requirement for actual injury that comes from the Constitution, or must there be additional evidence of harm to satisfy the requirements of Article III,” Haynes and Boone LLP partner M.C. Sungaila said. “The answer will have enormous practical importance because there are many federal causes of action that raise this issue, and that could open the door to lawsuits, including potentially large and costly class actions.”

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