In the Supreme Court of the United States Spokeo, Inc., Petitioner, V. Thomas Robins, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Respondent

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In the Supreme Court of the United States Spokeo, Inc., Petitioner, V. Thomas Robins, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Respondent


On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

BRIEF OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN TORT REFORM ASSOCIATION, THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, AND THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER

ROY T. ENGLERT, JR.

Counsel of Record

ARIEL N. LAVINBUK

ERIC A. WHITE

ROBBINS, RUSSELL, ENGLERT, ORSECK, UNTEREINER & SAUBER LLP

1801 K Street, NW

Suite 411L

Washington, D.C. 20006

(202) 775-4500

renglert@robbinsrussell.com

Counsel for Amici Curiae

[Additional Counsel Listed On Inside Cover]

MATTHEW L. MACLAREN

AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION

1250 I Street, NW

Suite 1100

Washington, D.C. 20005

MARY-CHRISTINE SUNGAILA

HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP

600 Anton Boulevard

Suite 700

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

ELIZABETH MILITO

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036

KATE COMERFORD TODD

WARREN POSTMAN

U.S. CHAMBER LITIGATION CENTER, INC.

1615 H Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20062

LAUREN SHEETS JARRELL

AMERICAN TORT REFORM ASSOCIATION

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036

LINDA E. KELLY

PATRICK FORREST

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS

733 10th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

INTEREST OF THE AMICI CURIAE

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF

ARGUMENT

ARGUMENT

I. STATUTORY INJURY-IN-LAW IS NO
   SUBSTITUTE FOR ARTICLE III
   INJURY-IN-FACT

II. ABANDONING ARTICLE III INJURY
    IN-FACT WOULD INVITE ABUSIVE
    CLASS-ACTION LITIGATION

III. THE FCRA SHOULD BE CONSTRUED
     TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH
     ARTICLE III

CONCLUSION

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

Cases

ACLU v. Albuquerque, 188 P.3d 1222 (N.M. 2008)

Allen v. Wright, 468 U.S. 737 (1984)

Amchem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591 (1997)

Ariz. Christian Sch. Tuition Org. v. Winn, 131 S. Ct. 1436 (2011)

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2247 (2013)

ASARCO Inc. v. Kadish, 490 U.S. 605 (1989)

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)

Bateman v. Am. Multi-Cinema, Inc., 623 F.3d 708 (9th Cir. 2010)

Bateman v. Am. Multi-Cinema, Inc., No. 2:07-CV-00171-FMC-AJWX, Docket No. 114 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 11, 2011)

Beaudry v. TeleCheck Servs., Inc., 579 F.3d 702 (6th Cir. 2009)

Blanco v. CEC Entm't Concepts L.P., No. CV 07-0559 GPS (JWJx), 2008 WL 239658 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 10, 2008)

Bond v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 2077 (2014)

Carter v. Mont. Dep't of Transp., 905 P.2d 1102 (Mont. 1995)

Chakejian v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, 256 F.R.D. 492 (E.D. Pa. 2009)

Cicilline v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 542 F. Supp. 2d 831 (N.D. 111. 2008)

Cincinnati City Sch. Dist. v. State Bd. of Educ., 680 N.E.2d 1061 (Ohio 1996)

Clark v. Martinez, 543 U.S. 371 (2005)

Coleman v. Sopher, 459 S.E.2d 367 (W. Va. 1995)

Coopers & Lybrand v. Liuesay, 437 U.S. 463 (1978)

Dover Historical Soc'y v. City of Dover Planning Comm'n, 838 A.2d 1103 (Del. 2003)

Dowell v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 517 F.3d 1024 (8th Cir. 2008)

Elk Grove Unified Sch. Dist. v. Newdow, 542 U.S. 1 (2004)

Evans v. U-Haul Co. of Cal., No. CV 07-2097-JFW, 2007 WL 7648595 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2007)

Ex parte McKinney, 87 So. …

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