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Co-Chair of MoFo’s Class Actions and Mass Torts Group, Erin defends clients in high-stakes mass tort …›
This week, the Court addresses when a defendant can raise personal jurisdiction objections to non-resident members of a putative class, and explains the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s prohibition on robocalls to cell phones.
MOSER v. BENEFYTT
The Court holds that a defendant does …›
Legal 500 US 2021 has recommended Erin Bosman, David Fioccola, and Jessica Grant, and named Julie Park among its “next generation” practitioners. The publication also recognized Morrison & Foerster as a top firm in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action (Defense) for Pharmaceuticals …›
This week, we take a look at a decision addressing what a “reasonable” consumer will know in purchasing a product (and distinguishing the Seventh Circuit in the process), and at another assessing the legality of Washington’s pandemic-related shutdown of a waterpark.
MOORE v. TRADER JOE’S …›
Nine months ago, we discussed several issues that had been raised by COVID-19 face mask-related litigation. Soon after, COVID-19 infection rates spiked to unprecedented levels. But with the emergency use authorization of three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, the state of the pandemic …›
Legal 500 US 2021 has named Erin Bosman, David Fioccola, Jessica Grant, Julie Park, James Schurz, William Tarantino, and Claudia Vetesi among their top product liability and class action practitioners nationwide. The publication also recognized Morrison & Foerster as a top Tier 1 Firm …›
Just a few months after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the applicability of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Florida has enacted a law that imposes broad prior consent requirements on phone and text solicitations and provides for statutory damages and a private …›
Starting next month, businesses in New York City that collect biometric identifier information may be required to provide individuals with notice and be prohibited from selling or profiting from such information. New York City’s biometric privacy law (2021 NYC Local Law No. 3, NYC …›
When can you compel arbitration of a putative class action? The law is developing quickly and still doesn’t provide a crystal clear answer. The Ninth Circuit recently weighed in on two cases examining what happens when the parties don’t have an arbitration agreement to …›