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In Storm & Holt v. Paytime, Inc., 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (MD Penn. Mar. 13, 2015), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed the Article III standing issue of when a cause of action may...more
Last week, a Minnesota federal district court granted a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement of putative consumer class action claims against Target in the wake of a data breach at the retailer over the 2013...more
The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid. The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems....more
Hewing to prior Third Circuit precedent in Reilly v. Ceridian and the Supreme Court’s precedent in Clapper v. Amnesty International, the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently joined the majority of federal district courts...more
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The US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed a consolidated class action against Paytime, Inc. arising out of a data breach by hackers who accessed the personal and financial information of...more
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On March 2, 2015, The Cartoon Network Inc. (“Cartoon Network”) filed its response brief in Mark Ellis v. Cartoon Network Inc., asking the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court’s dismissal of the...more
Storm v. Paytime, Inc. — a recent case decided by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania — gives companies that have suffered third-party data breaches another decision to support dismissing class...more
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On March 19, a district court granted preliminary approval in which a large retailer agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action action suit related to a 2013 data breach, which resulted in the compromise of at least...more
On March 13, a federal credit union filed a class action suit against a national retailer and parent company, alleging their actions during a September 2014 data breach injured credit unions, banks, and other financial...more
In a brief made public on March 10, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to affirm a lower court’s decision to toss out two consolidated complaints filed against the company...more
Back on February 12th 2015, Max Schrems, the Austrian law student who began Europe v. Facebook, posted a tweet suggesting that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) may hear his case as soon as this month. Since...more
Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires that all lawyers provide “competent representation to a client.” In August 2012, the ABA added new language to Model Rule 1.1, comment 8:
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Title Guaranty Fund Update: The Title Insurance Task Force met recently by teleconference and received an update on the activities of the Title Insurance Guaranty Fund Working Group. The draft “Title Insurance Guaranty...more
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