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Judge Says Real Estate Case Will Affect Hulu Ruling

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 13, 2012

A real estate case pending in the Supreme Court could affect the ruling in the case against video provider Hulu, MediaPost reports. Both cases hinge on whether a judge will allow plaintiffs to sue in federal court if they haven't suffered economic injury. The Supreme Court case involves a plaintiff's claim that she was affected by an illegal kickback deal when she purchased title insurance for her home. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said this week that the court's decision "will likely alter the standing analysis" in the case against Hulu, which alleges the company disclosed consumer data without consent. Beeler asked both sides to submit papers on whether consumers can sue in federal court without proof of harm.
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