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A class action is a type of legal action where a representative individual or group of individuals can bring a claim on behalf of a larger group or class who share a common legal interest.

9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Putative Class Action for Lack of Standing

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a plaintiff failed to allege a concrete injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III standing in a suit alleging a violation of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). The panel affirmed the district...more

March Misclassification Madness: Misclassification Updates in the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of you likely have filled out your March Madness bracket, and are eagerly watching game after game hoping your bracket doesn’t bust. The gig misclassification game is experiencing a March Madness of its own. The debate...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Verizon's Protected Health Information Data Breach Report Concludes that Insiders Are Greatest Threat to Health Care Entities - Verizon recently issued its Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, which is always...more

Chadbourne Litigation Settles, Leaving Unanswered Questions About Equal Pay Claims

by Fisher Phillips on

The parties to a high-profile Equal Pay Act lawsuit have reached a multi-million dollar settlement that will be sure to capture the attention of employers across the country. Former partners of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke...more

This Time, It’s Personal: TCPA Personal Jurisdiction Ruling Severely Limits Nationwide Class Actions

by Benesch on

It is no secret that there are certain jurisdictions that plaintiffs’ class action attorneys prefer to file suit, most notably, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York, to name a few. While plaintiffs’ lawyers may have...more

School Scores Summary Judgment Win In ADEA Collective Action

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Synopsis: In an ADEA collective action alleging that a community college discriminated on the basis of age when it announced it would no longer employ any person receiving an annuity from the State Universities Retirement...more

Issues Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Should Watch

by Winstead PC on

Once upon a time, our retirement plan worries were primarily generated by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) or the Internal Revenue Service and their regulatory and enforcement efforts. In more recent times we have seen...more

New York Court of Appeals Decision Requires Needless Notice of Individual Settlements in Putative Class Actions

Class actions have dual natures. They start out as only individual cases, but they can become massive, collective cases where the rights of absent parties are adjudicated all at once. In most respects, class certification...more

The High Cost of Data Breaches: Six Examples From 2017

by Revision Legal on

Whether you are a small startup or a big company with a long and storied history, a data breach can be a legal and financial nightmare. There were over 850 cyberattacks and data breaches in 2017 alone, with the number and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Notwithstanding Lloyd’s assurances that the rumors of his demise are premature, Goldman has cleared the path forward for David Solomon (aka, one of its current co-Presidents, aka, DJ D-Sol) to assume the CEO position when Mr....more

District Of New Jersey Finds Defendants Failed To Rebut Fraud-On-The-Market Presumption And Certifies Class Action Against...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On February 28, 2018, Judge Peter Sheridan of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted class certification in an action against Aeterna Zentaris, Inc. and certain of its executives. Li V....more

Too Soon to Dismiss TCPA Action, Court Decides

A Connecticut judge denied a motion to dismiss a putative TCPA class action, ruling that whether the faxes at issue were unsolicited remains in dispute....more

Yahoo Enters $80 Million Securities Class Action Settlement After Data Breach

by Carlton Fields on

On March 2, Yahoo, Inc. (“Yahoo”) filed a proposed settlement in In re Yahoo Inc. Securities Litigation, which was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. ...more

Uber vs. Drivers: Canadian Court Upholds App Terms

by Field Law on

One of Uber’s drivers, an Ontario resident named David Heller, sued Uber under a class action claim seeking $400 million in damages. What did poor Uber do to deserve this? According to the claim, drivers should be considered...more

Data Breach Class Action Dismissal Shows Two Grounds for Dismissing Data Breach Cases

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 7, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed a putative data breach class action against SuperValu, Inc., because the plaintiffs did not have standing and could not state claims...more

The Standing Struggle in Data Breach Litigation Continues

by Murtha Cullina on

Two courts. Two days. Two different results. On March 7, on remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, a federal district court judge in Minnesota granted a motion to dismiss a consumer class action suit...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal dropped something of a bomb on Friday with news that Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein is heading out the door as soon as the end of the year. If true, Goldman will likely look for his replacement within its...more

Coupon Settlements: Discount or Discontent?

Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”) with the hope of preventing abuse in class action lawsuits. CAFA assigns jurisdiction to federal courts over class actions where: (i) the aggregate amount in...more

February 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Locke Lord LLP on

Last month was a busy and important month for IC misclassification and compliance law. Featured among the ten cases summarized below are the first-ever trial of an IC misclassification case in the on-demand, sharing economy...more

A Waiting Time/Bag Inspection Case Where The De Minimis Defense Actually Worked!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I have blogged several times recently on the rash of “check bag” cases that have percolated through the courts. Another example. A class of workers employed by Converse Inc. have now asked the Ninth Circuit to revive a class...more

The 2017 Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In 2017, California’s state and federal appellate courts issued 34 published opinions interpreting the state’s anti-SLAPP statute (C.C.P. § 425.16 et. seq.) and more than 169 unpublished appellate opinions. The California...more

An Appealing Update on the Grubhub Misclassification Case

by Fisher Phillips on

We knew we hadn’t heard the end of this case, but yesterday it’s official: the worker who lost what is believed to be the nation’s first-ever gig economy misclassification trial last month has filed an appeal with the 9th...more

Recent Developments In Securities Class Actions And Companies' Disclosure Obligations Regarding Cybersecurity Risks And Events

by Carlton Fields on

Public companies experiencing data security incidents have been largely successful in defeating derivative actions and securities class actions related to those cyber incidents....more

Yahoo to Pay $80 Million to Settle Securities Class Action Based on Data Breaches

by Murtha Cullina on

Yahoo agreed to pay shareholders $80 million to settle a federal securities class action suit, as detailed in the parties’ March 2, 2018 proposed settlement agreement filed with the court. In that suit, the shareholders...more

Certifying a Settlement Class: What’s Good for the Goose Has to be Good for the Gander

Late last month, in In re Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy Litigation, 881 F.3d 679 (9th Cir. 2018) (Hyundai), a divided Ninth Circuit panel reversed the district court’s approval of a proposed nationwide class settlement valued at...more

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