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11th Circuit Forbids Incentive Payments

USA - September 22 2020 You need to read Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC. This recent decision from the 11th Circuit fundamentally changes the rules of obtaining approval for…

J. Thomas Richie, Scott Burnett Smith

D.C. Circuit Avoids Decisive Ruling on Personal Jurisdiction in Class Actions

USA - March 18 2020 We have repeatedly mentioned the long-awaited decision in Molock v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. from the District of Columbia Circuit. While we…

J. Thomas Richie, Richard W.F. Swor

One Spam Text Does Not Confer Standing in the Eleventh Circuit

USA - September 9 2019 One unwanted text message does not confer standing in federal court in the Eleventh Circuit — so holds the court in Salcedo v. Hanna. The case…

J. Thomas Richie

Ask and You Shall Be Deemed to Have Consented to Receive: The Eleventh Circuit Affirms TCPA Fax Summary Judgment

USA - August 29 2019 Consent is the most powerful weapon companies have against TCPA liability, and a recent Eleventh Circuit opinion illustrates how. In Gorss Motels…

J. Thomas Richie

“Any” Doesn’t Mean “All”: In Home Depot, SCOTUS Says “Any Defendant” Doesn’t Include Third-party Defendants Facing Class Claims

USA - June 3 2019 To the surprise of many observers (including us), the Supreme Court held last week in Home Depot USA Inc. v. George Jackson that a third-party…

Nicholas A. Danella, Zachary A. Madonia, Michael R. Pennington