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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

West Virginia Federal Court Lets TCPA Suit Move Forward Against Voice Service Providers

Adopting a broad definition of a common carrier, a West Virginia federal court declined to grant a motion to dismiss from several voice service providers in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action...more

Clark Hill PLC

Courts Look Unfavorably on Recent Class Actions Arising Out of Ransomware Attacks

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As more and more ransomware attacks affect companies large and small, such as the recent, well-known attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the meat processing company JBS, industrious plaintiffs’ counsel will continue to...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Inside the Courts - June 2021

Books and Records - Court of Chancery Orders Production of Emails, Denies Production of Privileged Communications in Books and Records Action - Emps.’ Ret. Sys. of R.I. v. Facebook, Inc., C.A. No. 2020-0085-JRS (Del. Ch....more

CDF Labor Law LLP

Ninth Circuit Offers Glimmer of Hope for Employers Against PAGA Suits

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The Ninth Circuit in Magadia v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., No. 19-16184 (May 28, 2021) (“Magadia”), recently provided what is perhaps the first hopeful road map for employers to defend themselves against PAGA claims since a...more

King & Spalding

District of New Jersey Jettisons Third Circuit’s Causation Requirement for Personal Jurisdiction in Wake of Supreme Court’s Ford...

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On May 11, 2021, Judge Kevin McNulty of the District of New Jersey issued an order applying the Supreme Court’s recent personal jurisdiction decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct....more

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Federal Reserve Hints at Government-Backed Cryptocurrency

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Federal Reserve Hints at Government-Backed Cryptocurrency; Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Securities Fraud Class Action Against Shutterfly Inc. Regarding Allegedly Misleading Financial Projections; Ninth Circuit Holds...more

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Second Circuit Rejects Notion of the Existence of a Circuit Split on the Issue of Article III Standing for Data Breach Cases and...

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In McMorris v. Carlos Lopez & Associates, LLC, 995 F.3d 295 (2nd Cir. 2021), employees of Carlos Lopez & Associates, LLP (“CLA”), an organization which provides mental and behavioral health services to veterans, brought a...more

King & Spalding

Second Circuit Finds Risk of Future Identity Theft Insufficient to Confer Article III Standing in a Data Security Class Action

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On April 26, 2021, the Second Circuit considered—for the first time in a published decision—the question of Article III standing in the context of a data security case. In McMorris v. Carlos Lopez & Associates LLC, the court...more

White and Williams LLP

Recent Court Decisions Involving Lawsuits from University Students

The Fall 2021 semester will be here before we know it, and many colleges and universities anticipate welcoming most of their students back to campus following an unprecedented and unexpected turn of events in the past year....more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Left Coast Appeals

This Week at the Ninth: Independent or Intertwined?

This week, the Ninth Circuit simultaneously issued two decisions addressing the circumstances in which equitable estoppel can require a plaintiff to arbitrate a claim absent an arbitration agreement with the defendant. In the...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Proposed Grubhub False Advertising Settlement Challenged By Plaintiffs In Competing Lawsuit

A proposed class action settlement pending in the District Court of Colorado involving Grubhub, Inc. has been called into question by would-be intervenors from a similar action against Grubhub pending in the Northern District...more

Genova Burns LLC

N.J. Supreme Court Revives Register Receipt Class Action - Warning Trial Courts Not to Dismiss Class Claims Prematurely

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Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided in favor of putative class members, taking a permissive approach to class certification at the early stages of litigation. Reversing the lower courts, the New Jersey Supreme...more

King & Spalding

Southern District of Florida Dismisses RICO Claims in Putative Automotive Class Action

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On March 30, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an order dismissing all but one claim against Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (collectively, the “Mercedes Defendants”) in a...more

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Eleventh Circuit Reverses District Court’s Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration in Putative FCRA Class Action

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On April 5, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) lawsuit arising from a former Comcast customer’s re-application...more

Lathrop GPM

The Franchise Memorandum - Issue # 265

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Welcome to The Franchise Memorandum by Lathrop GPM. Below are summaries of recent legal developments of interest to franchisors. Fraud/Misrepresentation - Minnesota Federal Court Rules that Fraud and Misrepresentation...more

King & Spalding

Ninth Circuit Holds That Statistical or “Representative” Evidence Can Establish Predominance, But Vacates Order Certifying Class...

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On April 6, 2021, the Ninth Circuit for the first time addressed a plaintiff’s burden to show predominance at the class certification stage. In Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop. v. Bumble Bee Foods LLC, the court joined the...more

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Eighth Circuit Overturns Class Certification in Suit Against TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Holding Individualized Evidence Is...

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Eighth Circuit Overturns Class Certification in Suit Against TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Holding Individualized Evidence is Required for Each Putative Class Member; District Judge Approves Magistrate’s Recommendation to Deny...more

Cooley LLP

Alert: Second Circuit Rules Individuals Have Standing to Sue for ‘Increased Risk’ of Identity Theft

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Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that where personal information is disclosed without authorization, impacted individuals may have standing to sue if they can show an...more

Alston & Bird

Food & Beverage Digest - April 2021

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Food & Beverage Digest, our roundup of court cases and regulations affecting the food, beverage, agribusiness, and cosmetics industries. This month, someone moved someone’s smoked...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Securities Litigation Update: Southern District of New York Dismisses Putative Securities Class Action Alleging Sale of...

On April 16, 2021, in In re Bibox Group Holdings Ltd. Securities Litigation, Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action alleging registration...more

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Biogen Inc. Wins Some, Loses Some, in Delaware Chancery Court Corporate Records Suit

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Biogen Inc. Wins Some, Loses Some, In Delaware Chancery Court Corporate Records Suit; Southern District of Florida Dismisses Securities Fraud Class Action Against Norwegian Cruise Lines Stemming From Alleged Impacts of...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

“I’ve Been Hacked!” (OK, But Have You Been Damaged?)

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A critical inquiry to be considered at the outset of any litigation is whether the party seeking relief is, in fact, a proper party to seek the court’s adjudication of the dispute. ...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Sixth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Unilateral Changes to Arbitration Provision

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While the United States Supreme Court has made clear that class action waivers in arbitration clauses can be enforced, plaintiffs’ counsel continue to find creative ways to challenge these types of arbitration agreements....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Did You See That? Defeating Class Certification Where Class Members Did Not See the Challenged Advertisement

In putative class actions alleging false advertising, plaintiffs often argue that class certification is appropriate because the language being challenged appeared on the defendant’s marketing materials or product label,...more

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Appeals Court Affirms Employer’s Ability to Compel Arbitration in Massachusetts

Mandatory arbitration clauses for employment disputes have received a great deal of attention in recent years. In the First Circuit, there is now more clarity regarding the factors used to determine the enforceability of...more

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