Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 9th Circuit Finds Data Aggregator Can Be Sued For Willful Violations

PASADENA, Calif. - Reversing the dismissal of a Virginia man's suit against an online data aggregator for lack of standing, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 4 held that a plaintiff can sue for willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) without having to establish actual harm (Thomas Robins v. Spokeo Inc., No. 11-56843, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2136).

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