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“Spokeo Draws Line for Determining Actual Damages vs. Statutory Damages”

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin By J. Michael Hearon

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Under the doctrine of Article III standing, federal judicial power extends only to “cases and controversies.”

The U.S. Supreme Court has established that the “irreducible constitutional minimum” of standing consists of three elements. The plaintiff must have (1) suffered an injury in fact; (2) the injury is fairly traceable to the challenged conduct of the defendant; and (3) the matter is likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.

Originally published in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 4, 2016

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