Class Certification After TransUnion v. Ramirez: Assessing Intangible Injuries, Article III Standing
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in TransUnion v. Ramirez (U.S. 2021), which is expected to address a plaintiff's Article III standing when a defendant violates a plaintiff's statutory rights but there is allegedly no "concrete injury." The program will review the arguments made by the parties, the majority opinion, and the opinions of other Justices.
- Overview of standing under Article III
- Legacy of Spokeo Inc. v. Robins
- TransUnion v. Ramirez
- Underlying facts and history
- Impact on standing in class actions
The panel will review these and other critical questions:
- When is collection and maintenance of false information a concrete injury actionable in federal court under the FCRA?
- Should damages be considered at certification when determining if "claims and defenses" are typical?
- Should the lack of concrete injury by some absent class members be understood and analyzed as a class certification issue or an Article III standing issue?
- What constitutes harm when a defendant violates a statute and what effect will the TransUnion decision have on similar class action lawsuits?
Daniel E. Cummings
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Cummings focuses his litigation practice primarily on product liability matters, handling cases at every stage from... | Read More
Mr. Cummings focuses his litigation practice primarily on product liability matters, handling cases at every stage from pretrial through appeal. He works as a member of the firm’s legal issues group, researching complex legal issues and drafting evidentiary and dispositive motions.Close
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Mr. Neary's practice includes various areas of complex commercial litigation as well as class actions and... | Read More
Mr. Neary's practice includes various areas of complex commercial litigation as well as class actions and multi-district litigation, representing plaintiffs in fraud and deceptive trade practices, tort, and product liability claims. He has litigated actions in both Federal and State courts and has also litigated matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).Close
Christopher R. Wray
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Wray's practice focuses on defending consumer product class actions and product liability litigation at the... | Read More
Mr. Wray's practice focuses on defending consumer product class actions and product liability litigation at the trial and appellate level. He has successfully represented clients in multidistrict litigation, class actions and other complex litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wray served as the chief of staff and deputy solicitor general in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. During his time in public service, he won several high-profile appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Court of Appeals. Mr. Wray oversaw all operations of the Attorney General’s Office, supervising more than 300 attorneys and staff. He developed significant experience in constitutional law, administrative law, national amicus practice and governmental investigations.Close