Litigation

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) recent filing of a complaint in federal district court against Amazon.com (“Amazon”) may signal the next chapter in the evolution of its enforcement actions. Historically, most subjects of enforcement actions...

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In an important decision that has the potential to stem the tide of Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) lawsuits, a federal judge in the District of New Jersey dismissed on the pleadings a VPPA claim...

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On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion that further supports the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, Case No. No. S204032,...

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On Wednesday, June 17, United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler denied without prejudice plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in the In re Hulu Privacy Litigation matter, a putative class action brought under the Video Privacy...

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals further splintered the jurisprudence surrounding government access to historical cell site location records, holding that such requests always constitute a Fourth Amendment search requiring a warrant. The case arose...

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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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