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Lamps Plus v. Varela: It’s Lights Out for Class Arbitration under Ambiguous Arb Agreements

USA - April 26 2019 We have written before about the utility of class waivers in arbitration agreements as a defense to classwide arbitration. As we previously discussed…

John E. Goodman, Michael R. Pennington, J. Thomas Richie

Think before Hitting “Send”: Supreme Court Upholds Liability under Securities Laws for Forwarding Someone Else’s False Statement

USA - March 28 2019 Be careful before you forward that email. That’s the lesson from the recent Supreme Court decision in Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission…

Jeffrey R. Blackwood

Hold the Phone: Ninth Circuit Ruling Means Your Smartphone Is an Auto-Dialer

USA - September 27 2018 Can your phone store telephone numbers and dial them? If so, it’s an “automatic telephone dialing system” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

The Impact of Disparate State Laws on Class Certification for Settlement Purposes: Ninth Circuit to Review Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Decision en Banc

USA - August 8 2018 The Ninth Circuit has agreed to review a panel decision from the court which rejected a settlement in Multidistrict Litigation over the fuel…

Michael R. Pennington

Call me, maybe? The D.C. Circuit says your smartphone is not an autodialer

USA - April 4 2018 The nation breathed a little easier last Friday when the D.C. Circuit ruled that Americans can call or text from their smartphones without violating…