Lawrence Hurley reports:
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that lawyers cannot gather personal information about drivers from state databases when seeking plaintiffs for potential lawsuits.
The court held in a narrow 5-4 vote that the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act of 1994 does not allow lawyers to seek the information.
The case hinged on language in the law that allows access to the data for lawyers pursuing an “investigation in anticipation of litigation.”
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