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- 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... ›
One Estopp Shop: The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on the Use of Equitable Estoppel to Compel Arbitration in Two Recent Decisions
By: Adam J. HuntWhen 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... ›
New Face Mask Performance Standard Has Consumers CoveredASTM International recently approved a new performance standard that will tell consumers just how much protection their cloth face masks offer. Some face coverings like N-95 respirators and surgical masks must meet certain filtration requirements enforced by government agencies like the U.S. Occupational Safety... ›
FTC & Privacy: Will the FTC's Rulemaking Push Result in New Privacy Rules?
By: Julie O'NeillThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is laying the groundwork to test the scope of its rulemaking authority. On March 25, 2021, FTC Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter (D) formed a group within the agency’s Office of the General Counsel to centralize FTC rulemakings. In announcing... ›
FTC Lays Groundwork for Rulemakings: Are New Substantive Competition Rules Coming?
By: Alexander Okuliar, David J. Shaw and Joseph Charles Folio IIIThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears poised to begin testing the scope of its rulemaking authority, including new substantive competition rules for the first time in decades.  On March 25, 2021, FTC Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter (D) formed a group within the agency’s... ›
Erin Bosman and Arturo Gonzalez Named to Law360's 2021 Editorial Advisory Board
By: Erin M. Bosman and Arturo J. GonzálezErin Bosman and Arturo Gonzalez have been named to Law360 's 2021 Editorial Advisory Board. These boards provide feedback on Law360 's coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage. Erin, co-chair of MoFo’s Class Actions + Mass Torts practice and... ›
AMG Capital v. FTC – SCOTUS Strips the FTC of a Critical Enforcement Tool
By: Bonnie Lau, Megan E. Gerking, David J. Fioccola, Adam J. Hunt and Michael G. AhernIn a unanimous decision reversing the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court in AMG Capital v. FTC ended a federal circuit split and squarely held that the FTC lacks authority to pursue equitable monetary relief in federal court under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade... ›
Erin Bosman and Julie Park Receive "Readers' Choice" Awards 2021
By: Erin M. Bosman and Julie Y. ParkJD Supra has recognized Morrison & Foerster as part of its Readers’ Choice Awards. The Awards recognize top authors and firms whose articles were read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals across the JD Supra platform during 2020. Erin Bosman, co-chair... ›
Second Circuit Affirms Class Decertification Based on Inadequate Representation
By: Jessica Kaufman and Adam J. HuntClass certification is often discussed as a “stage” of litigation, but the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Jin v. Shanghai Original, Inc. et al  is a good reminder that, even after a class is certified, class treatment must remain appropriate throughout the litigation.... ›
Relief for the Unharmed: Supreme Court Considers Whether Article III & Rule 23 Permit Certification Where Most Class Members are Uninjured (Ramirez v. TransUnion)
By: Penelope A. Preovolos, Claudia M. Vetesi and Lena GankinThe United States Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to resolve a question that has sharply divided the Circuits: whether a class may be certified even though it contains uninjured members. See e.g. , Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo et.al. , 136 S. Ct. 1036,... ›