Wednesday, October 5, 2011

‘Sleeper’ Supreme Court Case Asks Whether Constitution Bars Suits by Uninjured Consumers

Posted by ABA LAW JOURNAL NEWS Sep 28, 2011 5:30 AM CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss

A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether consumers who suffer no financial injuries have standing to sue for statutory violations under Article III of the Constitution.
The case before the court involves “the mundane business of title insurance,” Forbes reports. “But companies from Facebook to the automobile manufacturers have weighed in with briefs urging the high court to overturn a 9th Circuit decision that they say would allow lawyers to assemble class actions any time they discover a company has violated a law or regulation.” More.

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