Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a monumentally important case that will decide whether a plaintiff who cannot show any actual harm from an alleged statutory violation nevertheless has standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution to sue for statutory damages in federal court. The case will be argued and decided in the Supreme Court’s Term that begins this Fall. The consequences of the Court’s eventual decision are expected to be far- reaching, as countless federal class actions alleging technical violations of various federal and state statutes have been brought despite the absence of any actual damages.

During this webinar, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The factual background presented in Spokeo
  • Which federal statutes allow recovery of statutory damages
  • Potential consequences for state law statutory damages claims filed in federal court
  • Strategic considerations in ongoing cases while Spokeo is pending
  • The potential of class actions alleging federal statutory damage claims being pursued in state court


Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


Burt M. Rublin, Practice Leader
Appellate Group

Scott M. Pearson
Consumer Financial Services Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Prickril at

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