Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2020, 2:33 PM

Facebook Loses Supreme Court Bid to Review Biometric Appeal

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Facebook Inc. lost a bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court review how users can sue tech companies in privacy actions, setting up a possible trial that could lead to millions in damages.

The high court declined to review how consumers can bring privacy actions when they don’t claim real-world injuries and potential injuries aren’t imminent.

The decision also means the court won’t consider whether a court can certify a class when there are outstanding questions of law under federal rules of civil procedure.

The Supreme Court hasn’t weighed in on federal standing—the ability to sue in federal court—since it’s ...