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Biometric Privacy Targeted In Increased Class Action Litigation in Illinois

USA - November 17 2017 Even as technology advances and consumers become more accustomed to providing their fingerprints in routine, everyday transactions (such as unlocking…

Lauren Caisman, Mary Margaret Moore

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Availability of Civil Remedies Against Debt Collectors in Bankruptcy Proceedings

USA - May 16 2017 On May 15, 2017, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson that a debt collector’s filing of a facially…

Jonathan B. Potts

Keeping Your (Top) Hat On

USA - April 27 2016 "Top hat" plans are plans employers maintain for a "select group of management or highly compensated employees." These plans are exempt from many of…

Steven G. Schaffer, Jason L Veit

SCOTUS Meant What It Said & Said What It Meant: Dudenhoeffer Imposes Higher Pleading Standards

USA - January 27 2016 In a rebuke to the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court granted the Amgen defendants’ petition for certiorari, reversed the Ninth Circuit’s judgment and…

Katharine L. Finley

Lenders and collectors beware: Missouri expands coverage of Consumer Protection Act

USA - September 8 2014 In companion opinions issued on August 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Missouri held that unfair practices associated with residential foreclosures…

Jonathan B. Potts