Nicholas Ranjan

Nicholas Ranjan

K&L Gates LLP

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Class Certification Trends in Consumer Data Breach Litigation—Individualized Damages Theories May Preclude Certification

In the last two years, there has been a proliferation of class action lawsuits filed in response to high-profile data breaches compromising the personally identifiable information of customers of various companies. Major...more

12/16/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Corporate Counsel Data Breach Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Individualized Damages Personally Identifiable Information Popular Retailers

Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Decision That Could Expand State Law Liability in Data Breach Class Actions for Businesses...

Health care providers have not escaped the recent proliferation of data breach class actions, but plaintiffs generally have been unsuccessful in bringing claims based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...more

11/24/2014 - Breach of Contract Class Action Data Breach Health Care Providers HIPAA Negligence Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI

Lessons Learned from the Fourth Circuit’s Decision to Vacate Class Certification in Coalbed Methane Royalty Underpayment Cases

As oil and gas production continues to increase domestically, the possibility for class action exposure is an increasing concern. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently issued its decision in EQT...more

10/1/2014 - Appeals Ascertainable Class Class Action Class Certification Methane Oil & Gas Royalties

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Issues Decision Curtailing Oil and Gas Owners’ Ability to Terminate Their Leases

Forfeiture clauses are common in many legacy oil and gas leases in Pennsylvania and are often relied upon by oil and gas owners/lessors seeking to terminate their leases in order to seek more financially lucrative...more

9/30/2013 - Commercial Leases Energy Forfeiture Oil & Gas Royalties Termination

The Third Circuit Issues a “Double-Edged” Decision that Could Increase Individual Lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection...

With the increased use of text messaging and smartphones, many companies have utilized automated texts and “robocalls” as marketing vehicles. This, in turn, has spawned considerable and costly class action litigation under...more

9/24/2013 - Advertising Class Action Robocalling Spam TCPA

Arbitration/Class Waiver Clauses in Oil and Gas Leases: The Applicability of Concepcion and Italian Colors Restaurant to the...

Class action lawsuits filed against natural gas producers have become increasingly common. For example, in Pennsylvania over the last several years, royalty owners have filed a number of royalty and bonus-payment class action...more

9/11/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Natural Gas Oil & Gas Royalties SCOTUS

Preparing for the New Pennsylvania "Oil and Gas Lease Act"

Over recent months, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has increased its focus on issues surrounding royalty payments to landowners from oil and natural gas producers; and on June 30, the legislature sent to the Governor...more

7/4/2013 - Commercial Leases GMRA Land Owners Oil & Gas Reporting Requirements Royalties

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