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Maracich v. Spears

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Case Term OT 2012
Category Business Law
Question Presented (1) Whether the Fourth Circuit erred in holding that lawyers who obtain, disclose, or use personal information solely to find clients to represent in an incipient lawsuit – as opposed to evidence for use in existing or potential litigation – may seek solace under the litigation exception of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2721-2725; and (2) whether the Fourth Circuit erred in reaching the conclusion that a lawyer who files an action that effectively amounts to a “place holder” lawsuit may thereafter use DPPA-protected personal information to solicit plaintiffs for that action through a direct mail advertising campaign on the grounds that such use is “inextricably intertwined” with “use in litigation.”
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Outcome - Reverse

This case was decided on 16 June, 2013.

Roberts
Robertsremand
Scalia
Scaliaaffirm
Kennedy
Kennedyremand
Thomas
Thomasremand
Ginsburg
Ginsburgaffirm
Breyer
Breyerremand
Alito
Alitoremand
Sotomayor
Sotomayoraffirm
Kagan
Kaganaffirm