Work commitments have prevented me from posting over the past week, but I wanted to take the opportunity to point out that there have been some notable developments in the privacy class action area over the past week. Judy Selby covered these developments in a recent blog post for the BakerHostetler Class Action Defense and Data Privacy Monitor blogs. Selby’s post, titled Hannaford v. comScore – Up and Down Results for Privacy Class Action Defendants, compares and contrasts two recent decisions, one granting and one denying class certification, in privacy cases.
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Posted in Class Action Decisions, Data Privacy Class Actions, tagged class action, class certification, comscore, data privacy, hannaford, predominance, privacy, privacy class action, selby on April 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Class Action News, Data Privacy Class Actions, International Class Action Law, tagged collective action, data breach, International Class Action Law, judgment, korea, korea class action, privacy, sk communications on February 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
According to an article in the Korea JoongAng Daily, a Korean court has issued the first ever judgment in a collective action arising out of a data breach caused by alleged mismanagement of the data, as opposed to intentional conduct. The Seoul Western District Court’s judgment in favor of 2,882 petitioners against SK Communications was for a total of approximately USD 534,200. Although the amount may be insignificant by U.S. standards, the judgment reflects a key development in the development of both collective litigation and privacy law abroad.
Postscript: for more on the case, see this story published February 19.
Posted in Class Action News, Class Action Trends, tagged arbitration, arbitration agreement, cell phone, class arbitration waiver, class certification, data privacy, dukes, FAA, fax, junk fax, mobile phone, privacy, privacy class action, robocall, scotus, stolt-nielsen, Supreme Court, TCPA, TCPA Class Action, wal-mart on December 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My colleagues at BakerHostetler have put together some great content on several class action-related topics recently that readers should find interesting.
First, the Baker Hostetler Class Action Defense Team issued an executive alert today discussing the Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in another case involving class arbitration waivers. The alert, titled U.S. Supreme Court Considers Arbitration Clauses and Class Actions Next Year, summarizes the issues to be addressed in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter. The alert was authored by newly elected Cleveland Partner Ruth E. Hartman and Class Action Defense Team Leader Ernie Vargo.
Another executive alert, titled Recent Trends in Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising, was issued last week by the Privacy and Data Protection and Class Action Defense Teams. The alert, authored by my colleague in Denver, Justin Winquist, summarizes the latest trends in class action litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Finally, my partner Casie Collignon authored a blog post yesterday with an update on the latest in the ongoing saga of Dukes v. Wal-Mart on remand following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The post is entitled, California District Court Awaits Class Certification Motion in Wal-Mart.
Posted in Class Action Settlements, Data Privacy Class Actions, tagged Class Action Settlements, cy pres, data privacy, facebook, preliminary approval, privacy, seeborg, settlements, sponsored stories on December 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Those of you who enjoyed the recent CAB summary of the presentation on privacy class actions at the ABA’s 16th Annual Class Actions Institute will be interested to know that the re-submitted settlement agreement in Fraley v. Facebook, No. No. C 11-1726 RS (N.D. Cal) was preliminarily approved Monday by Judge Richard Seeborg. Here is a link to a Reuters article by Jessica Dye summarizing the settlement and the court’s decision.