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By Meenakshi Krishnan On Monday, June 19, the Supreme Court held 8-1 in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County that California courts lacked specific jurisdiction to entertain claims brought by plaintiffs who were not California residents, as there was an insufficient connection between the forum... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Nancy C. Libin As of May 25, 2018, all companies that offer goods or services to residents of the European Union (“EU”) will be required to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Companies must begin to get their houses in order now, however. The GDPR will... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in class actions against luxury fashion brands concerning the practice of affixing allegedly deceptive reference prices on goods sold in outlet stores. According to the plaintiffs in these suits, certain brands mislead consumers by including a “Was,” “Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price,”... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Sati Harutyunyan The full Senate will consider a bill that seeks to equip small businesses with resources to shield against and manage cybersecurity risks, following the Senate Commerce Committee’s passage of the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (“Main Street”) Cybersecurity Act... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Mary Ellen Callahan, Julie Shepard and Mara Ludmer Vizio, one of the largest Smart TV companies, recently agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine and be subject to a permanent injunction to settle charges by Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General that Vizio... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Julie Shepard, Emily Bruemmer and Andrew Noll Long after the disappearance of most video rental stores, the issue of the applicability of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in the digital age is not going away. On January 9, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in C.A.F. v. Viacom, Inc.,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Mary Ellen Callahan, Peter H. Hanna and Amit B. Patel On January 5, 2017, in one of its first acts in the new year, the FTC filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Taiwanese manufacturer D-Link Corp. and its US subsidiary (together, D-Link), alleging that D-Link... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Consumer Law Round-Up
It's been a busy year for the Consumer Law Round-Up. Launched by the firm’s Consumer Law Practice, the blog updates readers on key developments within consumer law and provides insights that are relevant to companies and individuals that may be affected by the ever-increasing patchwork of federal and state consumer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Jessica R. Amunson In recent years, a 35-year-old New Jersey statute known as the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) has soared in popularity with plaintiff’s lawyers bringing putative class actions. These class actions target retailers’ online terms and conditions and often focus on minor technical problems that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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As previously reported, Jenner & Block Partner Nancy Libin wrote an article for The Hill in September analyzing the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed privacy rules for broadband providers, which she called both “anti-consumer” and “anti-competitive.” Ms. Libin recently wrote another article on the topic for The Hill, this time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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Jenner & Block Partner David R. Singer was recently featured in a lengthy Inside Counsel article that discusses what video game creators should understand about the law that protects their investment against copycat game developers. Having their games cloned, or being accused of cloning games, is a growing threat for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published formal guidance that makes clear that most Cloud Servicer Providers (CSPs) that create, receive, maintain or transmit electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) are Business Associates and thus governed by HIPAA. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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Jenner & Block Partner Mary Ellen Callahan and Associate Emily A. Bruemmer examine privacy issues related to wearable devices such as smartwatches or fitness trackers in an article published in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By John L. Flynn and Bradley Humphreys The experience is familiar—perhaps an interruption during dinner by “Rachel from Cardholder Services,” a recording announcing that you’ve won an all expenses paid cruise, or, more ominously, one claiming to be from the IRS demanding payment of delinquent taxes. Robocalls. The FCC receives... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Mary Ellen Callahan and David P. Saunders In an article published in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, Jenner & Block Partners Mary Ellen Callahan and David P. Saunders examine the historic level of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement actions brought by the Office... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Starting in the late 1990s, changes in consumer class action requirements have shifted the playing field for named plaintiffs. In this short video (2:33), Jenner & Block Partner Jeremy M. Creelan discusses why now is a critical time in this area including new requirements and changes in how the US... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Starting in the late 1990s, changes in consumer class action requirements have shifted the playing field for named plaintiffs. In this short video (2:33), Jenner & Block Partner Jeremy M. Creelan discusses why now is a critical time in this area including new requirements and changes in how the US... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (a/k/a the TSCA Reform Act) into law. The TSCA Reform Act received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, passing both bodies by wide margins. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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In an article written by Jenner & Block Partner E. Lynn Grayson and Ramboll Environ Senior Manager Gary P. Kjelleren, the authors examine environmental sustainability and why it matters for business. The article details key environmental sustainability focus areas and outlines a road map of essential considerations that companies should... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On June 2, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a set of rules restricting payday lending. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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In an article published in the New York Law Journal, Jenner & Block partner Jeremy M. Creelan and associate Daniel H. Wolf discuss bifurcation under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4), a critical, but often under-appreciated, tool for both plaintiffs and defendants in class action cases. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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Our friends and fellow bloggers on Jenner & Block’s Corporate Environmental Lawyer blog have published an Earth Day series, covering a number of topics of relevance to businesses. Take a look at these informative Earth Day-related posts! Earth Day: 2016 Interesting Insights More Than 150 Countries to Sign the Paris... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On April 19, 2016, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of class certification in a suit brought by consumers alleging that Epson misled purchasers of its inkjet color printers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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Apr 20, 2016
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A defendant in a class action antitrust suit that did not move to compel arbitration until shortly before trial was set to begin was held to have waived its right to arbitrate. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Consumer Law Round-Up