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United States Supreme Court holds agreement mandating individualized rather than classwide arbitration enforceable even where expense of arbitrating exceeds any potential individual recovery
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (June 20, 2013), plaintiffs filed a putative class action in the United States


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds agreement for individualized arbitration unenforceable where it confers on retailer “de facto” immunity from unfair and deceptive practices liability
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In Feeney v. Dell, Inc., 465 Mass. 470 (Jun. 12, 2013) ("Feeney II"), plaintiffs filed a putative class action claiming the defendant computer


Second Circuit overturns class certification in Google books copyright challenge
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

Yesterday the Second Circuit issued its decision undoing the District Court's certification of a plaintiff class in the long-running lawsuit claiming


Another blow is struck against monetization of copyright enforcement claims
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

In a decision issued earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit held that the right to bring copyright claims cannot be transferred without an


Copyright law reform engages both courts and Congress
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with


United States Supreme Court holds class certification improper absent showing plaintiffs’ damages can be measured on a classwide basis through use of a common methodology that is consistent with plaintiffs’ liability theory
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2013

In Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426, 2013 WL1222646 (Mar. 27, 2013), cable television subscribers sued a cable service provider and its


United States Supreme Court holds putative class representative’s purported stipulation limiting classwide damages to less than $5 million is non-binding and does not defeat federal court jurisdiction under Class Action Fairness Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2013

In Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles, 2013 WL 1104735 (Mar. 19, 2013), a policyholder sued an insurer in Arkansas state court on behalf of a


A far cry from the same injury: Judge rebuffs class action against copyright “settlement fraud”
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

Ever since the entertainment industry figured out how to use IP addresses to bring copyright infringement lawsuits against illegal downloaders


Reading tea leaves after the Supreme Court’s Amgen securities litigation decision
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2013

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Fund. In the decision, the Court


FTC's 2012 Green Guides: what does it mean for your advertising strategy?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

The Federal Trade Commission released its much anticipated “Green Guides” earlier this month.