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Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics
Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics A new report indicates that biometric data class actions have surged recently, with more than 110 such cases filed as of March 2022. This comes in the wake of a landmark $650 million biometric data class action settlement involving users of Facebook,... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says
Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says A new survey released recently reveals that defense spending on class actions in the United States has increased for the seventh straight year and has reached a record-breaking all-time high of over $3 billion in 2021. According to the Carlton Fields... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Food Labeling Class Actions on Rise in 2021, With Varying Results
Food Labeling Class Actions on Rise in 2021, With Varying Results Food labeling class actions have seen a steady rise in 2021, with courts certifying classes, others settling, and many dismissed outright. In January of this year, Subway customers sued the sandwich giant alleging that its “tuna” actually contains no... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Crypto Class Actions on Rise Amid Increased Investor, Regulatory Scrutiny
Crypto Class Actions on Rise Amid Increased Investor, Regulatory Scrutiny Amid surging popularity and increased regulatory interest, virtual or cryptocurrency is facing a new legal challenge – class action lawsuits – as investors and their lawyers target this emerging asset class. In April 2020, lawyers representing inves... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Class-Action Objectors Under Renewed Scrutiny from Bench and Bar
Class-Action Objectors Under Renewed Scrutiny from Bench and Bar Recent rule changes and more aggressive scrutiny by courts and class action practitioners have put objectors to class action settlements under a renewed spotlight. Just last week, Southern District of Florida Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman ordere... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

11th Circuit Ruling Against Class Incentive Awards Still Causing Confusion, Conflicting Approaches
11th Circuit Ruling Against Class Incentive Awards Still Causing Confusion, Conflicting Approaches These awards have been routine in class actions around the country. In a split decision last year, the 11th Circuit surprised the class action bar by rejecting a proposed $6,000 incentive award to the class representative as part of a settlemen... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Ransomware Attacks Lead to Class-Action Lawsuits
Ransomware Attacks Lead to Class-Action Lawsuits Consumers and workers are behind this little-noticed consequence. A little-noticed consequence of the increasing ransomware attacks on American businesses is the rise of class action lawsuits brought by consumers and workers impacted by th... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Trump’s Big-Tech Class-Action Suits Land in South Florida
Trump’s Big-Tech Class-Action Suits Land in South Florida Former President Donald Trump has launched three class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google-owned YouTube, alleging these social media behemoths of censoring him and a class of similarly situated plaintiffs in violation of the First ... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Roundup MDL Judge Rejects Attorneys’ Fee 'Holdback'
Roundup MDL Judge Rejects Attorneys’ Fee 'Holdback' In a sweeping ruling analyzing the authority of an MDL Judge to award “holdback” attorneys’ fees to lead counsel for common benefit work, Roundup MDL Judge Vince Chhabria of California refused to hold back for lead counsel 8.25% of all recoveries in ... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

US Class Action Spending Reaches All-Time High of $2.9 Billion in 2020
US Class Action Spending Reaches All-Time High of $2.9 Billion in 2020 A survey released recently reveals that class action spending in the United States is growing at more than twice the rate of other litigation categories, and has reached an all-time high of $2.9 billion in 2020 Read More
By Lance A. Harke

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