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WSLG150 – Privacy Litigation and Standing: No Harm, No Foul? – 8/21/2012

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Author: Gina Stevens

Pages: 2

On June 28, the Supreme Court dismissed First American Financial Corporation v. Edwards as improvidently granted?which has the same effect as an initial denial of the petition?without a written opinion. The question before the Court was whether a real estate purchaser had standing to sue where the basis for standing was solely a statutory violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, without alleging any other injury. Although the Edwards case was raised in a different statutory context, a Supreme Court opinion in the case could have had a significant impact on privacy class action litigation.

 

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