Injury-in-Fact vs. Actual Damages –– Avoiding a Jurisdictional Sideshow in Data Breach Class Actions by Challenging Damages, Not InjuryFollowing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, which held that federal plaintiffs alleging a statutory violation must have suffered a real, concrete injury in order to have Article III standing, many defendants began to assert lack of standing as a defense in data breach class actions in federal court. Data breach cases

TIME STOPS FOR NO ONE: The Supreme Court Addresses Timeliness Issues in Two Separate Class CasesThe U.S. Supreme Court suddenly seems to have a little time on its hands. Or at least on its mind. In two different class action cases on its docket this week, the question at hand was timeliness.

First, in Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, the Supreme Court ruled that Rule 23(f)’s 14-day time limit for

Standing in Data Breach Cases Likely Heading Back to the Supreme CourtData breach plaintiffs often have a very difficult time stating a concrete injury, and courts have wrestled with whether these plaintiffs can file suit in federal court. We have been watching this issue and writing about it frequently. The issue is whether plaintiffs have suffered an “injury in fact” that gives them Article III