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Court Dismisses Real Estate Case

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to reverse its decision to hear First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, a case experts had said could have had "a profound impact on the data privacy class actions that have become a routine nuisance for Internet companies." If the case had been allowed to continue, the ruling was said to likely have affected the outcome of a class-action lawsuit against Apple, determining whether a plaintiff may sue if they can't demonstrate injury. The court said today the "writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted."
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