On August 5, 2020, parents who accused Disney, Viacom, Kiloo, and more than ten other companies of violating parents’ and children’s privacy rights in connection with information collected from children’s video games sought court preliminary approval of a class settlement in three separate but coordinated actions.

The three class actions are based on allegations that

On July 28, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorneys, Maryia Jones (Virginia Beach office) and Stephen J. Steinlight (New York – East Side office) will serve again on the faculty for their webinar series by Lorman Educational Services entitled, “Collection Disputes: A Good Defense Is the Best Offense.

The credit and collection industry remain under

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently issued a decision that extends the applicability of the state’s Retail Installment Sales Act (“RISA”) to service contracts, even those that do not include a financing arrangement. This decision could have a wide reaching effect on companies that provide services to New Jersey consumers – companies that perhaps

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. This time around, they are supporting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic.

A May 5 release from the Democrats on the

On May 13, a federal court in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss in a putative class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims that the defendant, an e-commerce provider that offers a texting platform to

On April 8, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied defendant TransUnion’s petition for a panel rehearing and petition for a rehearing en banc in Ramirez v. TransUnion LLC, a case that has been monitored closely by credit reporting agencies. 

 The Ninth Circuit’s February decision in Ramirez represented a notable

The status of the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s (“Commission”) potential enforcement of the available emergency measures pursuant to the Do Not Call General Order (Docket No. R_29617, decided Oct. 11, 2006) (“DNC Order”) has been unclear. While these emergency measures generally have been imposed during prior emergencies, they presently remain unimplemented despite Governor John Bel

On April 22, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued another amended emergency order extending court deadlines. The order can be found here. The Court’s new order delays all court deadlines for matters scheduled to occur during the emergency period from March 23, 2020 to May 15, 2020 until May 18, 2020.

On April 17, a class action complaint was filed by plaintiff Heather Sweeney against Life on Air, Inc. – creator of the video chat app Houseparty – and Epic Games, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Epic is the company behind the popular video game, Fortnite, and acquired

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) has seen substantial growth during the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, with Zoom’s stock rising more than 112% this year. In fact, Zoom’s growth was so significant that the Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily suspended the trading of Zoom Technologies, Inc. (an entirely distinct company) due to concerns of investor