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October 1, 2015

New SCOTUS Term Includes Landmark Class Action Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court term that begins next week will see several cases that could “shift the rules” for many types of class action lawsuits filed against businesses.

“The court will hear several cases involving a wide range of disputes, from consumers alleging a pay-television provider overcharged them to meatpacking workers claiming they were underpaid,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Although the cases typically present questions of legal procedure rather than broad conceptions of individual rights, the practical impact of their outcomes could determine whether many kinds of lawsuits can get into court at all.”

They also include cases involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins — a case that may decide whether a plaintiff must allege that he or she has suffered an actual harm or injury in order establish standing to sue in federal court.

Read the full story here.

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