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Class Certification Again Sought In Suit Over Laptops Installed With Spyware

Mealey's (October 19, 2016, 12:09 PM EDT) -- ERIE, Pa. — Eighteen months after the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed their ability bring class claims against a rent-to-own (RTO) retailer that purportedly installed spyware on their computer, a Wyoming couple on Oct. 14 again moved for class certification to pursue their claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) (Crystal Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al., No. 1:11-cv-00101, W.D. Pa.).

(Class certification motion available.  Document #24-161020-027M.)

RTO Agreement

In July 2010, Casper, Wyo., resident Crystal Byrd obtained a laptop computer...
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