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Meghan Quinn is an experienced, results-oriented litigator in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She represents clients in a variety of complex commercial and civil litigations, including consumer finance matters, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits, class actions and MDL proceedings, bankruptcy-related litigations, product liability and mass tort cases, construction claims, and commercial contract disputes. She defends clients in state and federal proceedings throughout the country, and has been an integral part of federal trial teams. Meghan is a skilled advocate in every stage of litigation, from pre-filing investigations, discovery, and motions practice, through trial, post-trial practice, and appeals. She has achieved case dismissals, compelled arbitrations, facilitated early settlements, and obtained other significant victories for clients through her motions practice. Her success derives from her ability to refine complex legal issues and fact patterns and turn them into persuasive arguments that are tailored to align with the client’s distinct needs and business objectives.

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The Eleventh Circuit recently took a huge bite out of consumers’ ability to bring class actions. In Muransky v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 33995 (11th Cir. Oct. 28, 2020) (en banc), the court uprooted the circuit’s plaintiff-friendly view of standing and forcefully held that consumers can’t sue for technical statutory violations.

The Eleventh Circuit vacated a $490,000 punitive damages award last Friday for a single FCRA violation, finding that there wasn’t enough proof of a willful violation. Considering that the jury had initially awarded $3 million in punitives (which the trial court cut to $490,000 on due process grounds), this is a big win for Experian.

There hasn’t been much litigation in recent years over what constitutes a “firm offer.” And that’s probably, at least in part, because federal courts have allowed lenders to defeat consumer lawsuits by pointing to terms within the offers indicating that they intend to honor the offered credit. But that didn’t stop a California appellate court