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Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiffs Must Allege Concrete and Particularized Injury To Have Standing To Assert FCRA Claim

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., which addressed the question of whether a plaintiff has satisfied Article III’s injury-in-fact standing requirement by alleging a statutory violation but no concrete injury. Our sister blog, the Data Privacy Monitor, provides initial coverage here. Stay tuned as we analyze this important ruling which could … Continue Reading

CFPB Taking Steps to Ban Class Action Waivers

On October 7, the CFPB announced at a field hearing in Denver, Colorado, that it plans to propose rules via its rule-making authority that would prohibit financial services companies from including class action waivers in arbitration clauses with consumers. The CFPB previously published an outline of proposals regarding this effort and sought feedback from stakeholders. … Continue Reading

CA Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Long-awaited Sanchez Decision

On August 3, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Sanchez. v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC (2015) — Cal.4th — (Sanchez). The court provided much-needed clarity for consumers and auto finance companies alike by finding that class action waivers found in consumer car purchase agreements must be enforced. The court also found that … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Will Address Impact of Offer of Judgment in TCPA Class Actions

On September 9, 2014, in Campbell Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 768 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2014), the Supreme Court held that Campbell Ewald could be held liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for text messages it sent to individuals concerning Navy recruitment. The Court found that the plaintiff’s individual claim was not moot, … Continue Reading
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