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FAA v. COOPER

Docket No.: 10-1024
Certiorari Granted: 06/20/11
Argued: November 30, 2011
Decided: 03/28/12

Topics:

Administrative Procedure, Article I, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Housing Act, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Tort Claims, Libel, Privacy Act, Social Security Act, copyright, equitable relief, patent, privacy, sovereign immunity, stare decisis, willful violation

PartyNames: Federal Aviation Administration, et al. v. Stanmore Cawthon Cooper
Petitioner: Federal Aviation Administration, et al.
Respondent: Stanmore Cawthon Cooper

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 622 F.3d 1016

Federal Aviation Administration, et al.
v.
Stanmore Cawthon Cooper
Question Presented:

Whether a plaintiff who alleges only mental and emotional injuries can establish "actual damages" within the meaning of the civil remedies provision of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(g)(4)(A).

Question:

Does the Privacy Act's "actual damages" provision cover mental and emotional distress?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART.

FAA v. COOPER
ORAL ARGUMENT

11/30/11

Listen to Oral Argument in FAA v. COOPER
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED (EK no part)
Vote: 5-3
Recused: Kagan
Opinion By:
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