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Doug Cuthbertson

About: Doug Cuthbertson

Doug Cuthbertson is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He focuses on financial and insurance disputes, having represented banks, credit card issuers, and insurance companies for almost 20 years. His practice encompasses civil litigation involving federal consumer credit protection statutes, retail banking and deposit products and services, business torts, fraud, insurance coverage, and other insurance-related matters.

SCOTUS’ Spokeo Decision Limits Consumer Credit Class Actions

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a temporary victory to a “people search” website, when it remanded a closely watched case to the Ninth Circuit for further proceedings. The case, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, is a consumer credit protection class action brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The case is of interest to the marketplace lending industry, which is subject to the multitude of federal consumer credit protection laws, such as the FCRA. Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes people’s online information into data profiles for various users, including “employers who want to evaluate …

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