This week, a North Carolina federal judge denied Filters Fast LLC’s motion to dismiss a proposed data breach class action, ruling that the plaintiffs demonstrated adequate harm to satisfy Article III standing.

The class action stems from a data breach that occurred between July 2019 and July 2020 through Filters Fast’s shopping website. Plaintiffs claim

Marriott recently won dismissal of a proposed class action data breach lawsuit alleging several violations, including a violation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The case, Arifur Rahman v. Marriott International, Inc. et al., Case No.: 8:20-cv-00654, was dismissed in an Order by U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter on January 12, 2021.

Hotel chain Fillmore Hospitality, LLC is the latest target of a proposed class action complaint filed this week, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). We don’t usually discuss the specific allegations in BIPA cases, but since they continue to populate the litigation landscape, we thought it would be instructive to take

Last week, Florida skin care spa, Medspa Del Mar LLC (Medspa) was hit with a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action in federal court for allegedly using an automatic dialing system to send unwanted text messages advertising its treatments. Lead plaintiff claims that Medspa invaded her and other class members’ privacy by sending a

We previously wrote about the Yahoo data breaches, subsequent class action pending in California, and the company’s estimate of potential settlement costs. Based on the Plaintiffs’ recent Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, filed on October 22, 2018, the parties have tentatively agreed to settle the case for $50,000,000 in settlement funds, $35,000,000 in attorneys’ fees, and $2,500,000 in expenses. Additionally, class members will be able to avail themselves of various credit monitoring services, and the class representatives who filed the action will be entitled to between $7,500 and $2,500 each, exclusive of the settlement funds, depending on the nature of their involvement. The settlement would apply to both the pending federal class action—before District Judge Lucy H. Koh—and similar state court litigation. 
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Although it denies liability or wrongdoing, Sunrun Inc. has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle a potential class action case alleging it of calling numbers on the Do Not Call Registry. Sunrun, a solar company, is alleged to have made unsolicited, automatic, pre-recorded voice calls to people on the Do Not Call Registry and

We have previously reported on Facebook’s fight against a proposed class action case alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Facebook continues to fight the allegation that its collection and storage of users’ and non-users’ facial scans through the use of facial recognition technology violates BIPA, and has filed a Motion to

Last week, TOPS Software LLC (TOPS), a software company that specializes in condominium and homeowners association communication platforms, was served with a class action in Illinois federal court which alleges that TOPS violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by using auto dialer technology to solicit consumers to attend the “CAMfire conference.” The CAMfire Conference

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers.

Allscripts became the victim of the ransomware “SamSam” on January 18 which shut down providers’ access to their electronic medical records. Allscripts was able to restore some access, but a