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Settlement in Home Depot Class Action Provides Data Security Corporate Governance Framework for Companies

The latest settlement in Home Depot’s data breach litigation provides a data security framework for corporate governance that may be used by other companies as a template.  Based on claims arising from a massive data breach in 2014 involving 56 million credit cards, Home Depot Inc. recently settled both a shareholder derivative action and a class … Continue Reading

First Circuit Decision Creates Ambiguity in Consumer VPPA Class Actions

The vast majority of courts confronted with “free app” cases under the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) have dismissed those claims.  A recent First Circuit decision, however, signals a change in that trend.  http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/15-1719P-01A.pdf The District Court Dismisses the Complaint In Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7791 (1st Cir. Apr. … Continue Reading

Dissecting the Supreme Court’s Halliburton Decision and Its Anticipated Effects on Securities Class Actions

The eagerly anticipated decision by the Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica P. John Fund has been issued, and it seems the wait was worth it, providing us with a great deal to dig into and analyze. The decision has many complex features.  Leaving aside the three most conservative justices’ concurrence, which … Continue Reading