Litigation

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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In October 2010, the Seventh Circuit certified three questions to the Indiana Supreme Court in a case brought against the NCAA by individuals claiming that the NCAA’s former distribution method of certain sporting event tickets...

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Last week, in Digiprotect USA Corp. v. Does 1-266, 10 CIV. 8759 TPG, 2011 WL 1466073 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, determined that its concerns...

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The Northern District of California denied Defendant RockYou, Inc.’s motion to dismiss in Claridge v. RockYou, Inc., No. C 09-6032 PJH, making this data-breach case one of the firsts to proceed beyond discovery.  In Claridge,...

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Yesterday, Jonathan Tasini, a union leader and organizer, social activist and writer, filed a class action suit on behalf of 9,000 uncompensated bloggers against the Huffington Post, AOL, Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, claiming that...

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Sony Computer Entertainment America (“SCEA”) has filed a motion to dismiss an amended complaint in the In Re Sony PS3 OTHER OS Litigation, Case No. C 10-1811, pending in the N.D. of California.  The case...

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As an update to our previous post regarding the United States Copyright Group (USCG) mass copyright infringement suits, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in...

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Google settles FTC case involving Google Buzz

March 30, 2011 | 1 Comments

Today, Google Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy promises to consumers when it launched its social network, Google Buzz, in 2010. A...

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Cal. Civil Code § 1747.08, which is part of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (as amended), prohibits entities that accept credit cards from asking or requiring cardholders to provide “personal identification information” at...

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Recently the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s decision stating that a commonplace phone that texts and makes calls can be considered a computer as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(e)(1). In...

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