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Facebook Loses Supreme Court Bid to Review Biometric Appeal

Jan. 21, 2020, 2:33 PM

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...

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