Class Certification

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.

Team CPW on the Speaking Circuit in December | Consumer Privacy World

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Massachusetts Privacy Law

CPW has previously covered the In re Plaid Inc. Privacy Litigation, No. 20-3056 (N.D. Cal.), in light of consumers increasing use of fintech apps to do business, transfer and invest funds, and otherwise manage their finances electronically.  Last month a federal court approved a class action settlement to resolve Plaintiffs’ claims in the consolidated

Following a widespread data event and subsequent cybersecurity litigation, last month a group of individuals (“Proposed Intervenors”) moved to intervene and oppose preliminary approval a negotiated proposed settlement.  Cochran v. Accellion, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214686 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2021).  Ultimately, the Court denied the motion.  Read on to learn more and

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.

Federal Court Gives Preliminary Approval of $92 Million TikTok MDL Settlement Over Objections – Consumer Privacy World

California Privacy Agency Announces Appointment

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.

Sonic Data Privacy MDL Headed to Trial? Court Denies Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment | Consumer Privacy World

Federal Court Holds Defendant’s

We’ve been following the Sonic cybersecurity MDL for some time now.  Just last month the Sixth Circuit rejected Sonic’s bid to appeal a federal district court’s certification of a class under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 to recover economic damages incurred by various financial institutions and credit unions arising from their reissuance of cards and

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.

BREAKING: Sixth Circuit in Sonic Data Breach Litigation Denies Request to Appeal District Court’s Certification of Class, Dismissing Sonic’s Self-Identification and Standing

 CPW’s Kristin Bryan has been covering the Sonic data breach litigation and broader lessons the case carries for other data privacy class actions.  A ruling from the Sixth Circuit this week is a powerful reminder of the district court’s discretion in ruling on issues pertaining to class certification—and barriers to challenging certification of a class. 

CPW covered the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack earlier this year, in which a ransomware attack carried out by cybercriminals crippled the Colonial Pipeline’s functionality.  The Pipeline was taken offline as a remedial measure, causing significant gasoline shortages across the Eastern United States (as a reminder, the Colonial Pipeline supplies the east coast of the United States