Amy Howe writes:
It is often said that there are two sides to every story. That will certainly be the case tomorrow, when the Court hears oral arguments in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a Virginia man’s lawsuit against the Internet database that allegedly published inaccurate information about him. The dispute before the Justices is about whether his lawsuit can proceed at all, and the stakes are potentially quite high. The defendant in the case, Spokeo, complains that allowing lawsuits like these will have dire consequences, opening the door to all kinds of frivolous class action lawsuits. But plaintiff Thomas Robins and his supporters predict equally ominous results, telling the Court that a ruling for Spokeo could bar not only lawsuits like his but also potentially important civil rights and environmental lawsuits.
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