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Welcome to Class Dismissed

Morrison & Foerster’s Class Dismissed blog provides insights and reports on the latest news, developments, and trends that affect consumer-facing companies. Subscribe below to receive the latest updates by attorneys from our nationally recognized Consumer Class Action and Product Liability practices. ...›

U.S. DOT Revamps Federal Guidance on Automated Vehicle Development and Rollout

Updating and building on guidance issued one year ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a new federal guidance document entitled Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (“AV 3.0”). AV 3.0, released on October 4, 2018, incorporates extensive stakeholder feedback to provide updated voluntary guidance and policy considerations regarding safety standards and ...›

October 2, 2018TCPA

Ninth Circuit Weighs In on the TCPA Following ACA International

On September 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227. See Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, Case No. 14-56834 (Sept. 20, 2018). The opinion, written by Judge Ikuta, comes after the D.C. Court of ...›

New California IoT Law Requires Security for Connected Devices

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1906 and Senate Bill 327 into law on Friday, California took major strides toward regulating the Internet of Things, the network of internet-connected devices that includes everything from televisions and cars, to refrigerators, fitness trackers, and baby monitors.[1]  As of January 1, 2020, “reasonable security feature[s]” must be ...›

Mixed Results on Class Certification for “Cereal” Plaintiff

In Hadley v. Kellogg Sales Company, Plaintiff Stephen Hadley, who has filed at least two additional lawsuits alleging the mislabeling of breakfast foods, sought certification of four California subclasses of purchasers of Kellogg’s cereal and cereal bar products.  On August 17, 2018, Judge Koh issued an order that carefully dissected Plaintiff’s request.  The court concluded ...›

August 22, 2018Consumer Products

Product Marking and Labelling in Europe

Since the European Union’s main aims include consumer protection and ensuring product safety, you might be forgiven for thinking that the EU’s rules in those areas would be clear and straightforward. But you would be wrong. Manufacturers and distributors in Europe don’t have the luxury of a single harmonised set of product safety, marking, and ...›