Spokeo v. Robins: What lies ahead?

May 18, 2016 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

Yesterday’s Daily Journal published my take on Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which held that the constitutional requirement that federal courts hear only real “cases or controversies” demands that plaintiffs show some sort of “concrete” injury.  Beyond explaining the context and extent of the Court’s holding, I explain the importance of the holding in future class actions brought to enforce statutory commands.