Three Tips for Young Lawyers to Build Their Brand
By Christopher Longley – December 11, 2018
If you systematically build your brand and stay in front of your prospects, business will flow your way.
The Evolving Definition of an Auto-Dialer under the TCPA: How Did We Get Here?
By Mark E. Rooney – November 15, 2018
Trade groups, members of Congress, and other interested parties now wait eagerly for the FCC to (hopefully) bring some needed clarity.
Are Establishment Claim Challenges Really Dead in California Class Actions?
By August T. Horvath – January 29, 2018
So many people were making Kwan out to be a big deal that I wondered, is it really a big deal?
Voices of Recovery Podcast Series
By ABA CoLAP – November 10, 2017
The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs debuted the first of a series of podcasts that will address substance use disorders, mental health issues, addiction, and recovery issues. Episode 1 features attorney Laurie Besden, the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, who shares her battles with alcohol and drug addiction.
New Labeling Decision May Open a Federal/State Gap over What Claims Can Be Deceptive
By August T. Horvath – October 31, 2017
It will be interesting to see how other courts handle this issue as it relates to GMOs and all-natural claims, an increasingly common type of food-marketing class action.
Is Injunctive Relief Available under California law after the Consumer Knows an Advertisement Is False?
By Adam E. Polk – October 31, 2017
The Ninth Circuit resolved a split among lower courts.
Eleventh Circuit Holds Arbitration Agreement, Class-Action Waiver Is Enforceable
By Jason Tompkins – September 29, 2017
The appeals court overturned the Florida district court’s ruling that a bank customer was not bound by a deposit agreement requiring individual arbitration.
For Lawyers, Kindness is More Than a Virtue; It’s a Requirement
By Nasir Hussain – August 30, 2017
If you don’t already make it a point to be kind to everyone you meet, give it a try and see how much better things will work out for you.
Takeaways from the Fourth Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts
By Jonathan Udell – July 31, 2017
As a recent law-school graduate, I learned a great deal from both the formal presentations and my discussions with attorneys.
The CFPB’s Arbitration Rule, Its Requirements, Potential Legal Challenges, and What Companies Should Do
By Eric R. Hail – July 21, 2017
On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited final arbitration rule pertaining to consumer-finance contracts.
What You Need to Know about Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark
By George Tzanetopoulos – May 24, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court issued the latest salvo in its long-running dispute with a number of state courts over the enforceability of arbitration agreements.
Ensuring Validity and Admissibility of Consumer Surveys
By Rebecca Kirk Fair and Laura O’Laughlin – March 31, 2017
Surveys can be a useful method through which to deliver evidence, particularly when other sources of data are not available.
Consumer Protection Issues to Watch in 2017
By Angela Sabbe – February 28, 2017
The aftermath of Spokeo plays out in the Third Circuit, while class ascertainability is on topic in the Ninth.
Three Questions to Consider in Evaluating a Potential Settlement of a Data-Privacy Class Action
By Paul Karlsgodt – February 28, 2017
Recent trends reveal important considerations in negotiating a settlement in a data-breach class action.
Understanding “Susman Agreements” and Why You Want Them in Your Case-Management Orders
By Kathryn Honecker – January 31, 2017
Practical tips for improving cooperation between counsel in your cases.
Communication Tips for Young Lawyers
By Audra Petrolle – January 5, 2017
Communication is an art rather than a science, and effective communication skills are essential to the practice of law.
Consumer Class Action Prosecution: A Checklist for the First 10 Days
By Audra Petrolle – October 24, 2016
Anticipating some common challenges ahead of time can assist in streamlining your path to success.
Consumer Class Action Defense: A Checklist for the First 10 Days
By Paul Karlsgodt – October 24, 2016
Some simple pointers to help defense counsel organize the litigation and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks.
Businesses Contacting Cell-Phone Users Face New Risks under TCPA
By Robert A. Scott – July 21, 2015
One of the most significant elements of a recent FCC order deals with the reassignment of cell-phone numbers, which has become a vexatious problem for creditors and other businesses.