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Jesse Taylor practices in state and federal court, with experience in complex contract, real estate, mass tort, and qui tam litigation. Jesse also represented a major credit reporting agency in numerous consumer FCRA disputes. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, he worked as a litigation associate in another top 20 international law firm. Previously, Jesse served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith E. Levy, US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and to the Honorable James G. Carr, US District Court, Northern District of Ohio. In addition to his law firm experience and clerkships, Jesse worked as the online communications director for the Office of the Governor of Ohio.

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The Eastern District of California recently approved a $1.375 million settlement between a certified class of former employee plaintiffs and an employer defendant.  The class consisted of all individuals who worked for the defendant between March 30, 2013 and May 1, 2018.  The defendant was alleged to have misused FCRA consent forms to improperly run

Frequent readers of CPW will recall our coverage of the Clearview MDL currently pending in the Northern District of Illinois.  Plaintiffs, seeking to represent a class of Illinois residents, have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the defendant, Clearview AI, Inc. has collected the biometric information of Illinois residents and sold that information in

Long-time readers of CPW will recall that we’ve previously covered In re Blackbaud, a data privacy multi-district litigation (“MDL”) currently pending in the District of South Carolina.  The defendant in the MDL is a cloud software company that suffered multiple ransomware attacks and data breaches between February and May 2020.  The plaintiffs are individuals

In Hood v. Action Logistix, LLC, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 569974, the Eastern District of Missouri considered everyone’s favorite FCRA issue: standing for procedural violations!  The plaintiff applied for a job with defendant, which ran a background check on the plaintiff after extending a tentative offer of employment.  Following receipt of the background check,

The Northern District of California recently approved Yahoo’s $117.5 million settlement of a class action involving a series of data breaches.  One plaintiff objected to the settlement on the ground that the vendor chosen to provide data monitoring under the settlement, AllClear ID, had over a hundred prior complaints against it related to services provided

In Wesch v. Yodlee, Inc., 20-cv-05991 (N.D. Cal.) individual consumer plaintiffs brought a putative class action against defendants Yodlee, Inc. and its parent company Envestnet, Inc.  Yodlee provides software to financial institutions to facilitate online transactions.  Plaintiffs accuse defendants of secretly collecting and retaining their user information without their consent, and selling that information

Readers of CPW are likely already aware of a long-running Court of Appeals split regarding what injuries in the data breach context suffice for purposes of Article III standing.  Well, in a decision out just last week the Eleventh Circuit decided to weigh in, coming out decisively on the side of defendants in data breach

The Western District of Texas recently considered an issue that’s led multiple circuits in different—and contradictory—directions: does the Fair Credit Reporting Act waive the United States’ sovereign immunity?  The plaintiff in Thurston v. Equifax Info. Servs., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203511, argued just that.

The plaintiff in this dispute held an account with the

The latest entry in a nearly decade-long dispute between a plaintiff and his former employer and manager, Mattiaccio v. DHA Grp., Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129464 (D.D.C. July 21, 2020) is an in-depth analysis of standing under the FCRA in the face of unclear pleading by a pro se litigant.

The Mattiaccio plaintiff