M.C. Sungaila in Westlaw Computer & Internet Journal: Spokeo v. Robins - Experts Comment on Constitutional Standing


This case asks whether Spokeo’s alleged willful violation of the FCRA is a sufficient injury to show standing or whether Robins and other plaintiffs must allege actual harm beyond the website’s alleged statutory violations.

Westlaw Journals asked legal practitioners what this case means for future class actions and federal court standing.

Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila, Haynes and Boone: 

Spokeo raises an issue that strikes at the heart of the Constitution’s division of powers between the legislature and the judiciary: Can Congress create a cause of action in a statute that will satisfy the constitutional requirement for actual injury or must there be additional evidence of actual harm to satisfy the requirements of Article III?

Excerpted from Westlaw Computer & Internet Journal. To read the full article, click here (subscription required). 

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