In Reyes v. Educational Credit Management Corporation, Case No. 17-56930, the Ninth Circuit reversed a decision certifying a class action in which the plaintiffs allege violations of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) (Cal. Penal Code § 630 et. seq.). In doing so, it held that the district court had failed to determine

The Second Circuit remains a hotbed for consumer claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act related to disclosures of interest and fees in collection letters. Plaintiffs bombard New York courts with these claims, forcing courts to meticulously review every possible disclosure of amounts due. While most of these claims ultimately fail on summary judgment,

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission[1] in March 2018, many viewed the decision as a potential swan song for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Experts predicted the FCC, buoyed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would step in quickly to reform existing regulatory guidance interpreting

CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $15 million to settle long-running claims asserted by a nationwide class of consumers who allegedly received unsolicited flu shot reminder calls. The parties filed a motion for preliminary approval of the class settlement this week in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The underlying

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. 

In August 2018, a sports concession company successfully moved to dismiss a class action complaint arising under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, finding the named plaintiff lacked Article III standing because she suffered no harm. The victory was short-lived, however, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed

The Northern District of California recently granted a motion to compel arbitration in a putative class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In doing do, it enforced an arbitration provision that had been provided to the plaintiff by way of a hyperlink in an e-mail confirming her purchase of a subscription to an

Last fall, Troutman Sanders reported that the Federal Communications Commission released its final report and order creating a reassigned numbers database to block robocalls. The FCC has now issued formalized policies to allow carriers to block calls by default using “reasonable analytics.”

The final version of the ruling is largely unchanged from the proposed version.