Multidistrict Litigation

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CPW’s Shea Leitch and Kyle Dull to Speak at ACC South Florida’s 12th Annual CLE Conference

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CPW’s Kristin Bryan, a 2022 Law360 Privacy & Cybersecurity MVP as well as a featured subject matter expert for LexisNexis, Jesse Taylor and Shing Tse teamed up to co-author a chapter of the Lexis Practical Guidance titled “Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Litigation: Key Laws and Considerations. In this practice

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Speaker Pelosi Expresses Concerns With Federal Privacy Bill’s Preemption Provision | Consumer Privacy World

The Cookie Crumbles – Lessons

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FCC Gathers and Releases Information on Wireless Carrier Data Privacy Practices

TikTok Settlement Receives Final Court Approval

Federal Court

This week a federal judge in Illinois granted final approval to a $92 million settlement to resolve TikTok privacy multidistrict litigation.  In Re: Tiktok, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation (Case: 1:20-cv-04699).  This case is notable for both its large class size and resolution of two dozen privacy litigations which had been previously filed against TikTok and

The Southern District of Florida issued its second motion to dismiss ruling in the multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, further limiting Plaintiffs’ claims but allowing the case to proceed to discovery.  This ruling is a mixed bag for the Defendants but consistent with rulings in prior cases (where the

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VIXIO Regulatory Intelligence Quoted CPW’s Kristin Bryan in Recent Article on FTC and CFPB Data Protection and Privacy Legislation

This week the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) declined to create a multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) from competing class action lawsuits stemming from the same data incident.  Read on to learn more about this particular decision and how it relates to CPW’s prior analysis of other data incident litigation.

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Our Data Privacy Practice Continues to Expand: Julia B. Jacobson and Shea Leitch Join the Team

California Federal Court

In a record-setting proposed settlement filed last week, T-Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million and boost its data security by $150 million over the next two years to resolve multidistrict litigation brought by T-Mobile customers whose data was allegedly exposed in a 2021 data breach.  Read on for the terms of the settlement, which may serve as a model in other high stakes data security cases going forward.

Recall that in August 2021, T-Mobile disclosed that it had been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the compromise of some current, former and prospective customers’ SSN, name, address, date of birth and driver’s license/ID information the “Data Event”).  By T-Mobile’s account, no “customer financial information, credit card information, debit or other payment information” was exposed in the attack.  Nevertheless, over 40 putative class action claims were filed seeking damages for the improper disclosure of Plaintiffs’ personal information.  In December 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred and centralized the putative class actions into the MDL standing before the Western District of Missouri.

Continue Reading T-Mobile Agrees in MDL to Record Setting $350 Million Data Breach Settlement to Resolve CCPA and Other Privacy Claims