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Court of Appeals Rolls Back Portions of the FCC’s 2015 Robocall and Text Ruling
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 19 2018

This past Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released its long-awaited decision in ACA International et al. v. FCC


Arbitration Provisions Mauled by Consumer Watchdog
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

Companies offering payment services or financial products to consumers are facing a proposed rule from the CFPB that would prohibit class action


FCC expands reach of Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

On July 10, 2015, the FCC issued the agency's long-awaited omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order. The Ruling focuses largely on providing guidance


Supreme Court: class action waiver trumps federal statutory right
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

Continuing its string of recent pro-arbitration decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision enforcing class action waivers in


Ninth Circuit: injunctive relief claims relating only to past harms to a limited class are not exempt from arbitration
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • April 22 2013

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision favoring arbitration clauses in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held


High court agrees class rep's stipulation doesn't bar federal jurisdiction
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, resolved the debate between the plaintiffs' bar and defense bar regarding whether


I know what you watched last summer
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

The Northern District of California continues the series begun by the Seventh Circuit in Sterk v. Redbox Automated Retail LLC, against class actions brought under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act and seeking lucrative liquidated damages simply because a "video tape service provider" retains records of customers' video purchases and rentals past the one-year cut-off.


California court OKs collecting consumer zip codes to combat credit card fraud
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 22 2012

Just over a year after it was filed, Chevron Corporation and other oil companies won dismissal of a putative privacy class action filed after the California Supreme Court's decision in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc.


Avoid being in the spotlight of California's 'Shine the Light' privacy-related law
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 1 2012

Eight years after California's "Shine the Light" privacy-related law (S.B.


Second Circuit finds class action waiver deprived plaintiffs of antitrust protections
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

Declining to enforce an arbitration clause on the grounds that the class action waiver effectively would preclude plaintiffs from enforcing their rights under the Sherman and Clayton Acts, the Second Circuit distinguished the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent pro-arbitration decisions in Stolt-Nielsen, Concepcion and CompuCredit, and instead relied on Green Tree Financial Corp. and other earlier U.S. Supreme Court decisions.