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October 12 2017

Ninth Circuit Holds That Plaintiff Adequately Alleged Article III Standing

The Ninth Circuit recently issued its decision on remand in Spokeo, reversing and remanding the case to the District Court.
The Ninth Circuit issued its decision regarding whether the plaintiff had sufficiently pled a concrete injury required to establish Article III standing. He was found to have standing to pursue his claim of harm, holding" that Congress established the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provisions at issue to protect consumers' concrete interests."
The Court also found that because the plaintiff alleged Spokeo prepared an inaccurate report and published that report on the Internet, his claim implicates his "concrete interests in truthful credit reporting”.
The decision is one in a wave of cases discussing the requirement of "concrete harm" in FCRA matters.