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Mary Kate’s litigation practice includes extensive class action experience and a deep understanding of consumer financial and privacy law.

On September 6, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) submitted an amici curiae brief in support of Walmart in Federal Trade Commission v. Walmart Inc., No. 1:22-cv-3372 (N.D. Ill). The amici curiae arises out of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) suit against Walmart, alleging that the retail company failed to properly secure money

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Dave Gettings and Mary Kate Kamka as they discuss recent trends in class-action consumer finance litigation, including:

  • The long-term impact of Spokeo and Ramirez;
  • Key considerations in discovery;
  • When it’s appropriate to move to strike class allegations; and
  • How to structure

2021 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the curve.

In this report, we share developments on auto finance, background screening, bankruptcy, consumer class actions, consumer

Recently, a district judge in California granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss in Koeut v. Navient Corp., ruling that the plaintiff failed to specifically allege facts to support an inference that Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions LLC violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). The

In a case with significant implications for companies with California employees, as well as companies selling goods and services to consumers in California, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a California court ruling validating a major loophole in the general federal rule enforcing agreements to individual arbitration.

On December 15,

2020 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the compliance curve.

In this report, we share developments in 2020 on consumer class actions, background screening, bankruptcy,

Can consumers sue the federal government and its agencies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act? As we previously have observed, the answer varies by circuit and even by district, but the Supreme Court of the United States has just officially declined to wade into the debate—at least for now.

In

On Feb. 3, plaintiff Bernadette Barnes filed a class action lawsuit hoping to be the first case to rely on the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The complaint was filed over a data breach that allegedly occurred before the CCPA’s Jan. 1, 2020, effective date.

Given this timing, this case will not test the

Square, the credit card processing company, now allows sellers of cannabidiol (CBD) products to use its services. Merchants can apply to accept payments for CBD transactions through Square’s platform for both online and brick-and-mortar sales. The move offers streamlined payment processing for a rapidly growing industry mired in regulatory uncertainty.

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In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court held that plaintiffs do not need to demonstrate a plan for identifying and notifying class members in order to certify a class, as long as they can point to “objective characteristics and common transaction facts” that will allow the court to ascertain the class in the future.