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Confidentiality at Risk: California Legislature Considers Bill That Would Limit Scope of Confidentiality in Product Liability and Environmental Cases and Settlements

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would limit confidentiality in cases involving allegations of defective products or environmental harms by placing restrictions on protective orders and confidentiality terms in settlement agreements. Generally, parties litigating cases alleging defective products or environmental conditions may stipulate to …›

May 3, 2022 - Class Action

2022 Class Action Law Forum: Recap & Insights

For the second year in a row, Morrison Foerster partners and associates gathered virtually and in person for Western Alliance Bank’s 4th Annual Class Action Law Forum (CALFTM), hosted in collaboration with the University of San Diego School of Law. From federal judges to …›

April 25, 2022 - Appellate & Supreme Court, TCPA

The Praxis of Faxes: Circuits Split on the Meaning of “Advertisement” Under the TCPA

A circuit split has emerged over faxes offering “free” goods, money, or services and whether they constitute an “unsolicited advertisement” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the TCPA). In a February decision, the Second Circuit held that under the plain text of the TCPA, an …›

April 22, 2022 - Appellate & Supreme Court, TCPA

TCPA Litigation Review and Update

David Fioccola, Adam Hunt, and Lily Westergaard authored an article for Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report reviewing recent decisions on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). "Last year marked another year of important developments in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) landscape as …›

Rulings, FDA Guidance May Help Food Cos. In Protein Suits

Originally published by Law360, Claudia Vetesi, Nicole Ozeran, and Lena Gankin authored an article discussing a wave of protein-labeling lawsuits hitting food manufacturers, alleging that their products’ front-label protein content statements violate U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, and mislead consumers by overstating …›

March 22, 2022 - Privacy

California AG Issues First CCPA Opinion: Consumers’ “Right to Know” Includes Businesses’ Internally Generated Inferences

The California Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recently concluded that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) generally requires a covered business to disclose, upon request, its inferences about a consumer—whether generated internally or obtained from another source—unless the business can demonstrate that a …›