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Welcome to Class Dismissed

Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce the launch of our new Class Dismissed blog. Through Class Dismissed, attorneys from our nationally recognized Consumer Class Action and Product Liability practices provide insights and reports on the latest news, developments, and trends that affect consumer-facing companies.


Class-Action-Blog

Welcome to Class Dismissed

Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce the launch of our new Class Dismissed blog. Through Class Dismissed, attorneys from our nationally recognized Consumer Class Action and Product Liability practices provide insights and reports on the latest news, developments, and trends that affect consumer-facing companies. ...›

Affirmed
August 17, 2016 - Class Action

Trending Now: Article III Standing After Spokeo

In Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the Supreme Court clarified the requirements necessary for plaintiffs to establish standing. The Court held that an allegation of a statutory violation, without some showing of concrete harm, is not enough. Concrete harm, however, is not synonymous with tangible harm. ...›

App Developer
August 11, 2016 - Class Action, TCPA

App Developer Not Liable Under TCPA For User-Initiated Texts

A recent defense win out of the Northern District of California brings good news for messaging software developers facing TCPA claims. In Cour v. Life360, Inc., U.S. District Judge Thelton E. Henderson granted defendant Life360’s motion to dismiss a putative TCPA class action after determining Life360 could not be held liable under the TCPA for a text initiated by a user of Life360’s messaging and geolocation application. ...›

Pipes
August 1, 2016 - Product Liability

California Adopts the Sophisticated Intermediary Doctrine

In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court of California formally adopted the Sophisticated Intermediary Doctrine, clarifying what circumstances may permit a raw materials supplier to discharge its duty to warn consumers. Webb v. Special Electric Co., No. S209927, slip op. (Cal. May 23, 2016). Although Webb involved hazardous raw materials, the holding could apply broadly to many types of component suppliers. ...›

Branded Generic
July 21, 2016 - FDA, Product Liability

FDA Releases Draft Guidance For Updating Generic Drug Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft guidance document with the goal of facilitating certain updates to abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) labels. In particular, the draft guidance addresses updates to ANDA labels where the product’s reference listed drug (RLD) was withdrawn for reasons other than safety or effectiveness, providing insight on the responsibilities of ANDA holders to update their drug labels and the processes for doing so. ...›

Warning Labels
July 15, 2016 - Food Misbranding

Warning Labels Suit Not Suitable for Preliminary Injunction

In American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 3:15-cv-03415-EMC, decided on May 17, 2016, Northern District Judge Edward Chen denied a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a San Francisco ordinance that requires a warning label on every advertisement for a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB). ...›

Video Privacy
July 14, 2016 - Privacy

First Circuit Issues Potentially Significant Ruling on Federal Video Privacy Statute’s Application to Mobile Apps

The First Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., --- F.3d ----, Case No. 15-1719, 2016 WL 1719825 (1st Cir. Apr. 29, 2016), may carry important implications for mobile app providers seeking to navigate federal privacy laws—in particular, the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA). ...›