U law professor available to talk SCOTUS ruling on Spokeo

The U.S. Supreme Court today gave a victory to Spokeo Inc over the online people-search company’s effort to avoid a class action lawsuit for including inaccurate information in its database. The court, in a 6-2 decision, threw out an appeals court ruling in favor of lead plaintiff Thomas Robins, who sued the company in California claiming his Spokeo entry had negatively affected his job-seeking because it contained bad information. Andy Hessick, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, can speak about the ruling. Hessick wrote an amicus brief in the case. Justice Clarence Thomas cited Hessick in part of the decision. Hessick’s areas of research and expertise include administrative law, constitutional law, federal courts, and remedies. He teaches federal jurisdiction, remedies, civil procedure, and administrative law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Phone: 801-587-786 | Email: andy.hessick@law.utah.edu