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California Approves Consumer Law Protecting Right To Leave Negative Online Reviews
User-driven websites, where users are able to leave feedback about products or businesses, have increasingly become the backdrop for disputes over the non-disparagement clauses used to shield businesses from critical online reviews.
United States
20 Oct 2014
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California Attorney General Provides Privacy Recommendations For Mobile Industry
Last week, California Attorney General (AG) Kamala D. Harris released new privacy recommendations for the mobile industry.
United States
24 Jan 2013
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California Court Of Appeal Rejects NLRB’s View That Federal Labor Law Prevents Use Of Class Waivers In Employment Arbitration Provisions
Twice in as many months, the California state appellate courts have enforced an arbitration agreement requiring arbitration of wage-and-hour claims on an individual basis.
United States
25 Jul 2012
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California Employers "Provide" Meal Periods by Making Them Available but Need Not Ensure that Employees Take Them
On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the scope of an employer’s obligation under California law to "provide" employees with meal and rest periods.
United States
23 Apr 2012
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California Supreme Court Holds That Diminished Subjective Value Satisfies Proposition 64 Standing Limitations For Unfair Competition and False Advertising Actions
The California Supreme Court has held that consumers who allege that their subjective motivation for purchasing a product or service was affected by a deceptive label or advertising — whether or not the alleged misrepresentation affected the market value of the product — have standing to sue under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq., and the closely related False Advertising Law (FAL), id. § 17500 et seq.
United States
3 Feb 2011
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US Supreme Court Justice Issues Stay in Case Involving Federal Due Process Constraints on State-Court Class Actions
Justice Scalia, acting in his capacity as Circuit Justice for the Fifth Circuit, recently issued a stay of a state-court judgment in a class action to allow the defendants to file a petition for certiorari.
United States
4 Oct 2010
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US Supreme Court to Review Employer Access to Employee Text Messages
On December 14, 2009, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that, by reviewing text messages transmitted and received on a pager issued to a police officer, a California city had violated the constitutional privacy rights of the officer and of three individuals who had sent him text messages.
United States
 
17 Dec 2009
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Actual Injury (and Standing) Necessary Only for Class Representatives, Not Absent Class Members, Under California’s Section 17200
Until California voters passed Proposition 64, anyone could sue on behalf of the “general public” using the unique representative action of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), the notorious Section 17200 of California’s Business and Professions Code.
United States
27 May 2009
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Forum Selection Clauses: What a Difference an "Of" Makes
In a ruling that may be of interest to any company that includes forum-selection clauses in its agreements—especially in agreements with consumers—the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that a clause selecting the "courts of Virginia" meant the parties agreed to litigate only in Virginia state courts, not its federal courts.
United States
30 Jan 2009
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Plaintiffs´ Counsel Won´t Give Up on Credit Card Suits
Despite many courts refusing to certify classes in litigation brought under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), and President Bush signing legislation that ended many of the remaining cases, plaintiffs' counsel continues to look for avenues to bring credit card suits.
United States
4 Nov 2008
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Companies Face Potentially Ruinous Damages From FACTA Lawsuits
Lawsuits have been filed against more than 100 companies in 2007 for violating a key provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). These suits, which seek relief on behalf of classes of consumers, expose defendants to the risk of potentially ruinous statutory penalties.
United States
16 Aug 2007
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