February 4, 2015
By Tracy A. Roman
A long-held tenet of federal law is that in order for a civil suit to proceed, the plaintiff has to have suffered some type of injury that the law recognizes. But that principle has been coming under attack from “no injury” suits. And with mixed messages coming from the courts, plaintiffs are more than willing to keep pushing the envelope on this issue.
In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of these no-injury class actions, which essentially seek damages even though the plaintiffs have not…