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Tag Archives: consumer protection

Mo. class actions over drug expiration dates removable under CAFA

State class actions alleging that drug makers labeled their products with deceptive expiration dates met the amount-in-controversy requirement for removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.

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Arbitration ruling divides litigation bar, spurs calls to Congress

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WASHINGTON – The chasm between civil defense attorneys who extol the virtues of mandatory arbitration agreements and members of the plaintiffs’ bar who say the pacts strip consumers of their right to redress was widened by the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Privacy ruling forces lawyers to handle DMV data with care

Four of South Carolina’s most prominent trial lawyers are facing potential liability for millions of dollars in damages in the wake of Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to broaden the protections afforded personal information compiled by state departments ...

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DRIVER’S PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

The litigation exception to the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act does not allow attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients. See “Attorneys can’t get driver information to solicit clients, justices rule” ...

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Attorneys can’t get driver information to solicit clients, justices rule

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the litigation exception to a federal privacy law did not allow four South Carolina trial attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients for consumer ...

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