Posts in Legislation Affecting Class Litigation.
A recent New York Times piece confirms that federal lawmakers are, slowly but surely, taking data breach and cybersecurity issues more and more seriously each day.

Since the Anthem breach, more and more legislative bodies have begun to take a closer look at the issues of data breach notification and data security in general, as several recent stories illustrate.

Cybersecurity issues can be daunting for many businesses. But the Obama administration has proposed changes that will allow companies victimized by violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators.

Many businesses know that calling the wrong party could mean trouble according to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In broad terms, the law forbids cell phone calls without the consent of the called party. This recent blog post sets up a potentially frightening scenario for businesses — an accidental call.

More and more companies are defending lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Businesses that communicate with customers by phone or text using an automated telephone system should be aware of this helpful background information on the TCPA.
A judge in the Northern District of Illinois recently applied the heightened facial plausibility standard to affirmative defenses and did so in the context of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action. It would be significant if the holding were to stand on appeal. 

Home Depot is facing class litigation relating to data breach allegations, revealing that this and other large retailers are likely to see more of these suits in the coming months. As this story details, the home improvement store's data breach has spawned “at least 21 federal lawsuits” as of October 10.

Legislation introduced to nullify impact of Wal-Mart v. Dukes in employment discrimination cases via 'group actions'

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