Two Federal Courts deliver Differing Decisions in Lawsuits with Spokeo Defense on Same Day


In October, two U.S. district courts came to opposite conclusions regarding Spokeo’s interpretation regarding the disclosure requirements of proving concrete injury under the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Northern District of California issued conflicting rulings in similar cases arguing standing under Spokeo. The legal standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution requires an injury that is traceable to the challenged conduct of the defendant and likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.