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Christina Lamoureux is an associate in the Litigation Practice in the Washington DC office. She focuses her practice on a variety of complex commercial matters, including class actions and intellectual property disputes.

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Last week, the Eleventh Circuit handed down a critical ruling analyzing § 1692c(b) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), finding that the subsection also applies to vendors a debt collector may use. Section 1692c(b) prevents a debt collector from communicating with any person in conjunction with the collection of a debt, with several

At CPW we’ve been giving our readers comprehensive coverage of rulings in the realm of data breach litigation.  For a reminder of the current Article III standing split in the data breach context and some other decisions, check out our prior posts here, here, and here.  Well, last week, in a break

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion today slashing the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to seek monetary awards in court, finding that Congress had not intended to give the agency that power in a section of the Federal Trade Commission Act granting the FTC the ability to seek injunctions.  This critical ruling invalidates what has

Driver’s licenses have been in the news quite a bit recently – and not just because of Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single.  The Eighth Circuit recently ordered a new trial in a litigation involving alleged violations of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act in a decision implicating important principles of evidentiary law in the context of data

CPW has previously reported on the anticipated impact of a Biden presidency on data privacy and data privacy litigation.  In an update to that prior analysis, President Biden has reportedly selected Lina Khan, a prominent antitrust scholar and professor at Columbia Law School, for a vacancy at the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  Khan’s nomination

In its latest filing in Thornley v. Clearview AI, No. 20-3249, defendant Clearview AI petitioned the Seventh Circuit to stay the issuance of its mandate in the litigation because it plans to file a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.  The Seventh Circuit has not yet issued its mandate following its

Virginia took one step closer the end of last week to becoming the second state with its own comprehensive data privacy legislation, as the Virginia General Assembly voted to send the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”) to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.  Governor Northam has previously expressed support for the measure and is expected

The Seventh Circuit has declined to revisit its ruling affirming that a putative class action brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) should be heard in state court, rather than federal court.  In an Order denying defendant Clearview AI’s petition for rehearing en banc in Thornley v. Clearview AI, No. 20-3249, the court

Many of the litigations that CPW has previously covered involving Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) have turned on issues with parties that have directly used biometric technology to collect and store personal information.  These parties are often employers collecting information about their employees, such as having employees scan fingerprints to clock in and out. 

CPW has previously covered the proliferation of data breaches, including in the healthcare context.  In a dramatic rebuttal of how the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) has historically enforced HIPAA, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed down a landmark decision vacating a multi-million dollar penalty that