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


January 4, 2021 - Class Action, Privacy

Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review: Data Breach Litigation

2020: the year that will be remembered for privacy litigation. Well, OK, maybe not. But there were many developments in privacy litigation. In this four-part series, we will cover the key litigation developments arising out of data breaches, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the …›

FDA’s COVID-19 Product Regulation Enforcement Roadmap

Navigating FDA’s regulatory enforcement strategies is paramount to successfully marketing health and medical products for COVID‑19—especially since the pandemic has dominated FDA’s enforcement activity this year. Understanding the patterns and principles behind FDA’s efforts can provide the insight product manufacturers need to avoid FDA …›

Join Us: Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference

MoFo is a proud sponsor of the American Conference Institute’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, the premier products liability litigation event for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for the past 24 years, to be held virtually on December 8 – 9, 2020. Erin …›

November 5, 2020 - Class Action, MDL

A Rule 23 Negotiation Class? Not So Fast!

In the sprawling National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804), proponents of a “negotiation class” recently asked the Sixth Circuit for en banc review of a September 2020 decision that struck down the novel class mechanism. Arguing that the 2-1 panel decision imposed an impermissibly …›

Once More Into the Jurisdictional Morass: Supreme Court Grapples With Specific Jurisdiction at Oral Argument in Ford Cases

The Supreme Court heard roughly an hour of oral argument on Wednesday in a pair of cases against Ford Motor Company raising important questions about the scope of personal jurisdiction. In Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court and Ford Motor Co. …›

Court Finds No Private Right of Action Under Consumer Product Safety Act for Alleged Violation of Voluntary Standard

The Eastern District of Tennessee recently ruled that there is no private right of action under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) for an alleged violation of a voluntary product safety standard.[1] The ruling narrows the claims in a pending lawsuit about hoverboards and …›