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Patrick T. Ryan is co-chair of the Appellate Litigation practice of Montgomery McCracken and is a member of the firm’s Class Action Defense practice group. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, antitrust matters, the defense of professional liability claims, and business litigation involving claims asserted under the federal RICO statute.
Sep 14

Third Circuit Finds Plaintiffs Have Standing to Sue SEPTA for Only One of Two Claimed Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Earlier this week, the Third Circuit issued its decision in Long v. SEPTA, No. 17-1889, 2018 WL 4290046 (3d Cir. Sept. 10, 2018)—another in a series of decisions from that court on Article III standing in cases where plaintiffs allege that a defendant’s violation of… Read More

Jan 10

Pre-Adverse Action Fair Credit Reporting Act Claim in Class Action Dismissed for Lack of Standing

After four years of litigation, Judge Jan DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed an FCRA claim in a class action for lack of standing.  Moore v. Rite Aid Hdqtrs Corp. d/b/a Rite Aid Corporation, 2017 WL 6525796 (E.D.… Read More

May 17

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Concrete Harm Is Required to Sue for Statutory Damages

For the second time in four years, the U.S. Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to decide what constitutes the concrete injury needed for standing when Congress authorizes individuals to sue for statutory damages for violation of a federal statute.  In Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,… Read More