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Blair v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.: California's McGill Rule Not Preempted By The FAA
The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of Rent-A-Center, Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration in a putative class action
United States
23 Jul 2019
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Change Is In The Air: Buerkle Withdraws Her Nomination To Chair The CPSC
This week, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle withdrew her nomination to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Ninth Circuit's En Banc Hyundai Decision: Less Strict Standard For Settlement Classes
On June 7, 2019, an en banc Ninth Circuit panel affirmed certification of a nationwide settlement class and held, 8-3, that class certification criteria
United States
24 Jun 2019
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"Natural" Complaint Barks Up The Wrong Tree
A New York federal court recently dismissed a putative class action alleging that a line of dog food products was improperly labeled as "natural" where the plaintiff alleged that the products contained only trace amounts of glyphosate, an herbicide.
United States
21 Jun 2019
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Supreme Court Decides Prescription Drug Preemption Case In Favor Of Drug Manufacturer
The United States Supreme Court finally clarified its 11-year-old "clear evidence" standard for pharmaceutical preemption.
United States
13 Jun 2019
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Lead Plaintiff Spreads Her Misleading Butter Case A Little Too Thin
In April, a New York federal court denied certification for a purported class alleging that Johnson & Johnson misled customers by placing the words "no trans fat" on labels for its Benecol buttery spreads.
United States
30 May 2019
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What's In A (User)Name?
As consumers increasingly communicate and interact through social media platforms
United States
3 Apr 2019
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A Complete About-Face: Courts Disagree On Harm Requirement Under Biometric Privacy Law
A recent decision indicates that failure to comply with the Illinois biometric privacy law may expose businesses to significant liability, even where there has been no actual harm to the plaintiffs.
United States
28 Feb 2019
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California Legislature Cuts Consumer Product Companies Some Slack With New Packaging Law
On January 1 of this year, California's food and consumer product companies got some welcome relief from the onerous provisions of California's ‘slack-fill' law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 12606.
United States
13 Feb 2019
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PAGA: A Call To Arms
Whatever good intentions its proponents may claim, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) ...
United States
11 Feb 2019
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Kimberly-Clark Seeks Supreme Court Review In "Flushable" Wipes Case
On September 6, 2018, Kimberly-Clark and affiliates filed a petition for writ of certiorari in Kimberly-Clark, et al. v. Davidson, No. 18-304
United States
4 Dec 2018
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MoFo New York Tax Insights Vol 9, Issue 10
The Supreme Court, New York County, has denied motions to dismiss an action seeking relief for alleged inequalities in the New York City property tax system.
United States
15 Oct 2018
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Mixed Results On Class Certification For "Cereal" Plaintiff
In Hadley v. Kellogg Sales Company, Plaintiff Stephen Hadley, who has filed at least two additional lawsuits alleging the mislabeling of breakfast foods, sought certification of four California...
United States
20 Sep 2018
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Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight: Claudia Vetesi
Editors' Note: As part of our ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight series, Jolene Geisel, a rising 2L at Vanderbilt Law School, and Meredith Angueira, a rising 2L at Harvard Law School...
United States
17 Sep 2018
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MoFo Pro Bono Team Obtains Big Reimbursement Increase For Foster Families In Hawaii
Despite the settlement, Hancock explained, the legislature had failed to provide the required funding for the settlement, so the case went back into litigation mode.
United States
31 Aug 2018
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Sneaky Website User Bound By Online Terms Of Use's Arbitration Provision Despite Renewing Subscription In Spouse's Name
On July 19, 2018, in May, et al. v. Expedia Inc., U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that U.S.
United States
17 Aug 2018
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Website User Held To Arbitration Provision Despite Renewing Subscription In Wife's Name
On July 19, 2018, United States Magistrate Judge Mark Lane issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that United States District Judge Robert Pitman ...
United States
3 Aug 2018
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Website User Held To Arbitration Provision Despite Renewing Subscription In Wife's Name
On July 19, 2018, United States Magistrate Judge Mark Lane issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that United States District Judge Robert Pitman for the Western District...
United States
2 Aug 2018
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Collective Actions In Europe: Another Small Step In Germany
German consumers will be able to sue manufacturers and service providers by way of representative action starting on 1 November 2018
Germany
19 Jul 2018
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Digital Toy Product Company Ducks Data Breach Class Action
For the second time, an Illinois federal judge powered down a proposed class action against VTech Electronics following a 2015 data breach of its internet-connected digital learning toys.
United States
11 May 2018
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