Companies are not the only ones with exposure in consumer protection suits, as a defendant company’s director was reminded earlier this month in Zoppi v. Proform Trading LLC, No. 2:21-cv-2307 (D.N.J. Dec. 9, 2021). There, the federal district court granted the plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint to bring Telephone Consumer Protection Act

On November 18, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a trial court decision that had denied a motion to dismiss on Article III standing grounds. Applying recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the Second Circuit ruled that allegations of a state statutory violation and risk of future harm are insufficient to establish Article

Wednesday, December 8 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Join us on Wednesday, December 8 as a panel of Troutman Pepper class-action litigators examine recent developments in class-action litigation and provide insights on what the future holds. The panel will dive into the major decisions rendered this year and explore ways for class-action practitioners and

In McKinney-Drobnis v. Oreshack, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s determination that vouchers awarded to class members were not “coupons” under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), and it admonished the district court’s failure to apply heightened scrutiny to a pre-certification class settlement. No. 20-15539, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 31524

Despite overlap of alleged putative nationwide class definitions, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) denied Geico’s attempt to consolidate five class-action lawsuits arising from a data breach notification published in April 2021 (impacting a reported 132,000 individuals). The JPML’s decision might set a precedential limit for transfer and consolidation of smaller data breach class-action

In Robinson v. Nat’l Student Clearinghouse, — F.4th — (1st Cir. 2021), a First Circuit panel unanimously affirmed the district court’s Final Approval Order, approving the class settlement in an action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Plaintiff James Robinson filed the class action lawsuit against National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), alleging NSC

The Central District of California recently dismissed a data breach class action for lack of standing, notwithstanding evidence that the stolen data of 40 million consumers had allegedly been offered for sale on the dark web. The court determined that the data breach could not possibly have caused a risk of identity theft, fraud, and

In Mikhael v. Credit Corp Solutions, Inc., the Eastern District of New York held that a letter alluding to the possibility of referring an account to an attorney for review does not constitute a threat to take imminent action that “cannot legally be taken or that was not intended to be taken” under the

A federal court in Michigan recently ruled that out-of-state residents have standing to sue under the Michigan Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA). In Lin v. Crain Communications, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-11889 (E.D. Mich., June 25, 2019), Gary Lin, a Virginia resident, filed a putative class-action lawsuit against Crain Communications, Inc. (Crain), a Michigan-based publishing

In a noteworthy decision refining application of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA), the Ninth Circuit recently held that SLUSA did not bar a state law class action for alleged breach of fiduciary duties brought by investors against a financial advisory firm. In Anderson v. Edward D. Jones & Col, L.P, decided in