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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 …›