Litigation

In a decision representative of a growing trend, an Illinois trial court dismissed class claims for lack of standing following an alleged data breach....

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Raging Bull Copyright Lawsuit Rages On

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court held that laches (the legal doctrine that a claim will not be enforced if a long delay in asserting that claim harms the adverse party)  cannot bar...

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Recently, Hilton moved for the second time to dismiss a putative class action brought against it under the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”). In Young v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc. et al. Plaintiff alleged that...

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LabMD — A TV Drama in the Making

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we last tuned into the closely-followed litigation between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and LabMD, Inc., a medical laboratory company, the FTC’s administrative complaint, alleging LabMD failed to provide reasonably adequate data security safeguards,...

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In a decision that should ease the concerns of Internet providers, Facebook and its Sponsored Stories Program survived an attack from a putative class of minor plaintiffs in the Northern District of California....

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Both the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently submitted amicus briefs in the appeal of Facebook’s settlement with 150 million of its members relating to Facebook’s use of member photos...

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After approving the kidSAFE Seal Program in February, the FTC announced last week that it would be considering another candidate – the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (“iKeepSafe”)– for the safe harbor program under the Children’s...

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Yesterday, the Northern District of California denied class certification in the challenge to Google’s practice of scanning emails to serve advertising, In re Google Inc. Gmail Litig., No. 13-MD-02430-LHK.  Judge Koh had previously denied Google’s...

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Shine the Light Law – Injury Required

March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit joined the California Court of Appeals in cutting down plaintiffs’ ability to sue companies for violations of California’s “Shine the Light” law....

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On February 19, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a seminar on the collection of device identifiers contained in wifi and Bluetooth signals to track people’s movement around stores, shopping malls, airports, and other physical...

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