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Ninth Circuit Affirms Ruling That Plaintiffs Have Article III Standing In Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action
On August 8, 2019, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a California district court's decision allowing plaintiffs to proceed on claims against Facebook
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Threat Of Sales Tax Overcollection Suits Grows Post-Wayfair
In a recent Law360 article, tax partner and tax controversy group co-founder Kat Gregor, tax controversy counsel Elizabeth Smith and tax associate Stefan Herlitz analyze the costly risks that loom if retailers collect...
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Pennsylvania High Court Decision Regarding Data Breach Increases Litigation Risk For Companies Storing Personal Data
On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in Dittman v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
United States
14 Jan 2019
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UK Data Protection: Class Action Clouds Gather Over Employers As Morrisons Loses Appeal
UK supermarket Morrisons has lost its appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Langstaff that it was vicariously liable in damages to over 5,000 employees and ex-employees for the unlawful disclosure,,,
UK
16 Nov 2018
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After 10 Years Of Litigation, Ninth Circuit Dismisses Northstar V. Schwab Class Action
On September 14, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit put an end to the long-running Northstar Financial Advisors v. Schwab Investments class action.
United States
24 Sep 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Timely Class Action Complaint Does Not Toll Time For Subsequent, Untimely Class Actions
On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to class action defendants in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, overturning a Ninth Circuit rule that allowed the filing of successive class action...
United States
13 Jun 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
At issue were two long-standing and apparently competing bodies of federal law
United States
25 May 2018
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Supreme Court Holds State Courts May Continue To Hear Certain Federal Securities Claims
On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court held that shareholders may pursue securities class actions alleging false or misleading prospectuses in either state or federal court.
United States
23 Mar 2018
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Recent Decisions Highlight Legal Risks Associated With Product Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
Plaintiffs in two product cybersecurity class actions were partially successful in surviving motions to dismiss, continuing the recent trend by plaintiffs and regulatory agencies to expand the pool of defendants in data security litigation.
United States
14 Nov 2016
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Under Attack: ERISA Class-Action Lawyers Target Colleges And Universities
Class-action lawyers have begun targeting retirement savings plans offered by colleges and universities across the country. These lawsuits are founded in claims of ERISA breaches of fiduciary duty.
United States
17 Aug 2016
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Supreme Court's Spokeo Decision Erects Barriers For Privacy And Data Security Plaintiffs
On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirmed that a "concrete" injury is required of all private parties seeking to assert claims in federal court.
United States
18 May 2016
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Second Circuit Decision Could Disrupt Secondary Market For Bank-Originated Loans
In Madden, the plaintiff had a credit card account with Bank of America, N.A., a national bank, which sold the account to FIA Card Services, N.A. ("FIA"), a national bank based in Delaware.
United States
17 Jun 2015
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud On The Market Securities Class Actions And Largely Preserves The Status Quo
The Supreme Court resisted the opportunity to put meaningful curbs on proliferating securities class actions, preserving most of the status quo.
United States
25 Jun 2014
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Eighth Circuit Affirms False Claims Act Dismissal On Rule 9(b) Grounds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act ("FCA") complaint in United States ex rel. Dunn v. North Memorial Health Care (8th Cir. No. 13-1099, Jan. 9, 2014) for failing to meet the particularity requirements of Rule 9(b).
United States
17 Jan 2014
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The Next Best Thing - Or Not
Although it has become important in civil class actions, the roots of this time-honored doctrine are in trust law.
United States
7 Oct 2013
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Visa/Mastercard Interchange Fee Litigation – May 28, 2013 Deadline To Respond To Class Action Settlement Agreement
All entities that accept Visa- or MasterCard-branded credit and/or debit cards must decide how to respond to the settlement agreement with Visa and MasterCard on behalf of a class covering merchants who accept Visa- or MasterCard-branded payment cards in the United States.
United States
15 Apr 2013
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U.S. District Court For The District Of Massachusetts Holds Pharmaceutical Companies Not Required To Disclose FDA Inspectional Observations Made On Form 483
In an important ruling dismissing a comprehensive securities class action complaint against Genzyme Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held last week that regulatory comments and inspectional observations provided by the FDA to pharmaceutical companies like Genzyme – including commentary supplied on FDA Form 483 – are of "questionable materiality" and are not automatically required to be disclosed by regulated issuers.
United States
17 Apr 2012
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United States Supreme Court Clears Way For Arbitration Clauses Limiting Class Action
In its recent decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the United States Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of arbitration clauses that disallowed classwide arbitration, striking down a California rule barring such provisions.
United States
 
10 Jun 2011
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