Apr 272015
 
 April 27, 2015  Business, Court, Featured News

Lawrence Hurley reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether online people-search service Spokeo Inc should face a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database.

Thomas Robins filed suit in California on behalf of himself and others under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which requires consumer reporting agencies to provide correct information. Spokeo, which says it is not a consumer reporting agency, is fighting to have the lawsuit thrown out.

Read more about  Spokeo v. Robins on Reuters.

The question presented to the court is:

Whether respondent’s complaint identified an Article III injury-in-fact by alleging that petitioner had willfully violated 15 U.S.C. 1681e(b) by publishing inaccurate personal information about respondent in consumer reports prepared by petitioner without following reasonable procedures to assure the information’s accuracy.

You can find relevant court filings on SCOTUSblog, here.