WebinarOn Thursday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Michael Burns, Robert Milligan and Jason Stiehl will present the second installment of our 2015 Class Action Webinar Series. Presenters will discuss the climate to help retailers avoid becoming targets of litigation. This webinar will provide an overview of the current class action lawsuit landscape

On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an omnibus, Declaratory Ruling and Order (FCC Ruling) seeking to clarify certain ambiguities in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The TCPA was enacted in 1991 with the purpose of protecting consumers’ privacy rights against unwanted robocalls.

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Background

Briefly, an individual is liable under

WebinarOn Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Jason P. Stiehl, Giovanna A. Ferrari and Jordan P. Vick will present the first installment of the 2015 Class Action Webinar series. They will provide a summary of key decisions from 2014, identify key trends for companies to watch for in 2015, as well as practical

Introduction

Following the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011), Plaintiff’s counsel typically file motions for class certification along with their Complaints to prevent Defendants from using Rule 68 offers of judgment to “moot” the individual claims of their class representatives and derail the class action.

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As you may recall, on May 22, 2013, we reported on the Eighth Circuit’s opinion in Nack v. Walburg, Case No. 11-1460 (8th Cir. May 21, 2012), an opinion in which the court raised the specter of constitutionality issues in TCPA class actions.  However, the Eighth Circuit ultimately did not decide those key issues,

The United States District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled in Shaya Baird v. Sabre Inc., that a consumer who voluntarily provides a phone number in the process of completing a transaction thereby gives express consent for purposes of the consent defense to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  NO.2:13-cv-00999-SVW-JRP, 2014

First off, Happy New Year to our Blog Readers. Thank you for your patronage last year and we look forward to another year rolling over the legal class action landscape together.

As you may have recognized, either in reading our blog or simply reading the paper, a vast majority of the consumer class docket last