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. 

In a closely watched case, the Ninth Circuit issued an 8-3 en banc decision reinstating a $210 million multidistrict class action settlement involving the fuel efficiency of Hyundai and Kia vehicles on June 6, 2019.   

Through its decision, the Court overturned a previous panel decision from January 2018 that held that courts must weigh individual

Last week, the Eighth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a putative class action data breach lawsuit, holding that the named plaintiff failed to allege standing based on a single fraudulent charge to his credit card. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

In 2014, hackers accessed customer financial information from hundreds of retail

Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim defendants and fans of civil procedure have cause to celebrate as another district court limits the scope of potential class members against out-of-state defendants.  

On May 10, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois struck non-residents of Illinois from a putative class in a

Fresh off the heels of an in-depth report detailing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s leadership and consistent scrutiny of class action settlements, the Department of Justice and twelve state attorneys general, led by Arizona, independently filed objections to a proposed nationwide class action settlement between consumers and Dial. The class settlement focused on misleading advertisements

A fight over a receipt for chocolate could end up in the Supreme Court. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a $6.3 million settlement between Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. and a class of plaintiffs who alleged that Godiva violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing too many digits of the plaintiffs’ credit cards on their

Nearly half of all calls to U.S. cell phones in 2019 will be spam. This statistic is according to a study referenced by the Federal Communications Commission in a recent report, Report on Robocalls, CG Docket No. 17-59, A Report of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

On March 29, in Marshall v. Verde Energy USA, Inc., Judge John Vazquez of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a plaintiff’s putative class action lawsuit against Verde Energy, finding, in part, that the plaintiff failed to state a claim under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”). Marshall

The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday that arbitration agreements must explicitly authorize class arbitration in order for the process to be invoked by one of the parties. The decision overturns a Ninth Circuit ruling that permitted an employee’s arbitration to move forward on a class basis.

Background

In Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc.,