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"US high court could resolve pure 'injury-in-law' split"

The class action is a formidable procedural tool to allow persons who suffer injuries to aggregate their claims to seek relief when otherwise they might not take the time individually to do so. But what if they suffer no tangible injuries at all? What if their only injury is the violation of a statutory right of which they are entirely unaware and which does not affect their day-to-day lives? May such persons be included in a class action? Or does the playground rule of no-harm-no-foul apply? The U.S. Supreme Court may soon address these questions when it considers the pending petition for certiorari in Spokeo v. Robins, 13-1339.

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