Third Circuit Dismissal Affirmance Based On Economic Loss Doctrine Shows Spokeo Shouldn’t Be Your Only Data Breach Class Action Exit Strategy

By | Technology Law Dispatch | August 29, 2016

While the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), has garnered much attention after being cited by numerous courts as a means to dismiss data privacy class actions, defendants should never count out any potential avenues for exiting such a suit; in Pennsylvania (and in many other states following the same legal principle), the economic loss doctrine can also provide summary relief. 

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