Arbitration

Last week a federal court in Illinois granted preliminary approval to a $92 million settlement reached in the TikTok multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), over objections that had been raised in March concerning the basis and terms of settlement.  Read on to learn more.

As readers of CPW already know, last year the Panel on Multidistrict

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Data Breach Probes, Suits Will Test T-Mobile’s Cyber Coverage-CPW’s Ericka Johnson Talks to Law360 – Consumer Privacy World

Ninth Circuit Limits “Public

Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court order denying Comcast Cable Communications, LLC’s (“Comcast”) motion to compel arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) claims brought against it by a former cable subscriber.  The Plaintiff had brought a putative class action challenging Comcast’s privacy and data-collection practices for subscribers

Data breaches are on the rise, and with a rise in breaches comes an accompanying increase in data breach litigation.  A recent class action settlement involving the largest online alcohol marketplace in North America, with retail partners in more than 1,400 cities, underscores how all companies across industries are impacted by this trend.

First, let’s

CPW has been covering data breach litigations, including instances in which meritless claims are kicked by courts at the pleading stage.  A recent decision from an Ohio district court is yet another example of this trend.  Newman v. Total Quality Logistics, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60651 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 30, 2021).  Read on

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

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BREAKING NEWS: Court Holds CCPA Not Retroactive and

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Data Litigation Is Growing Fast, And So

CPW has previously covered the significance of arbitration clauses in the context of data privacy litigation.  While an arbitration agreement does not allow a defendant to avoid a lawsuit outright, it does provide an escape mechanism from public scrutiny and the costs associated with litigation. Whether an arbitration agreement applies to a dispute is a

CPW has previously covered how companies are increasingly turning to consumer arbitration agreements to limit litigation exposure.  While an arbitration agreement does not allow a defendant to avoid a lawsuit outright, it does provide an escape mechanism from the public scrutiny and cost of litigation.  Issues concerning application of arbitration agreements continue to come up

CPW has previously covered how companies can proactively use binding arbitration agreements to manage litigation risk-including in the context of data privacy litigation.  But as a biometric software developer just learned, if you’re not a signatory to the agreement, you better make sure the arbitration clause is drafted broadly enough to cover you to