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Doug Cuthbertson

About: Doug Cuthbertson

Doug’s practice focuses on the defense of financial institutions in commercial and consumer litigation in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. He has experience supervising the management of individual, class action and other multi-party litigation for several financial institutions, developing and implementing coordinated litigation strategies to resolve those matters favorably.

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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