Class Action

The wait is over.  The United States Supreme Court decided Comcast v. Behrend on March 27, issuing a 5-4 opinion (same alignment as in Dukes) that contained surprises for both sides of the Rule 23...

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On 8/17/12, the North District of California granted Netflix’s motion to dismiss a class action alleging that the company violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) and California Civil Code § 1799.3(a) by displaying a...

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On June 29, 2011, Judge Ware of the Ninth Circuit issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic...

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The Northern District of California issued its order on Facebook’s motion to dismiss in In re Facebook Privacy Litigation, No. C 10-02389 JW (N.D. Cal. May 12, 2011) yesterday.  The court dismissed all of Plaintiffs’...

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Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow to consumer class actions (and the attorneys who regularly file them) when it held in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts...

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A class action lawsuit filed against Google on October 25th in the Northern District of California may have the Googlers feeling like it is perhaps true that no good deed goes unpunished.  The suit, Gaos...

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