Perspectives on Class Actions
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Beverage & Food Industry in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Beverage & Food Industry Founders, Investors, and Executives
Jay L. Halpern, Amal U. Dave, Emily B. Lewis, Adam Diederich, Daniel J. McQueen, Thorne Maginnis, Nicholas L. Collins, J. Michael Showalter, Dan Jasnow, Linda M. Jackson, Matthew F. Prewitt, Christine R.W. Quigley, D. Reed Freeman Jr.
2023 was a pivotal year for the beverage and food industry globally, creating new categories of winners and losers across the board. With a full year of operations largely relieved of pandemic-era restrictions, restaurant companies that survived the pandemic posted record numbers.
Angelica F. Russell-Johnson, Megan (Woodward) Daily, Mamta K. Shah, Luke E. Harriman, Ashley N. Tomillo
Private companies and their owners face ever-evolving challenges as the market sees new regulations, new deal trends, and new risks in 2024. Below are 10 issues that the owners and leaders of privately held companies should consider in 2024.
Anthony V. Lupo, Wesley T. Gee, R. Erica Roque, Mariam Al-Koshnaw Creedon, Felicia A. Xu, Emily P. Caylor, Dan Jasnow, Angela M. Santos, Christine R.W. Quigley, D. Reed Freeman Jr., Thorne Maginnis, Samantha Overly Patel, Daniel J. McQueen, Adam Diederich
The fashion and retail industry experienced another year of considerable change in 2023.
With the surge of interest in artificial intelligence (AI), it should be no surprise that health insurers have come under scrutiny concerning their use of AI predictive tools to deny medical insurance claims.
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California state legislators have joined the arena in the fight relating to advertised rates in the hotel industry and beyond. If the recent legislation is signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, the law will have significant ramifications for hospitality companies nationwide.
On August 18, 2023, Travelers United, a traveler advocacy organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its affiliates, accusing Hyatt of falsely advertising hotel room rates and cheating customers out of millions of dollars through hidden fees.
The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has ushered in remarkable advancements across myriad industries from healthcare to entertainment and beyond.
In a putative class action filed on June 28, 2023, in the Northern District of California, and in other similar cases, plaintiffs allege that OpenAI, Microsoft, and their respective affiliates violated the privacy rights of millions of internet users through large-scale data scraping.
A class action complaint filed recently against Foot Locker, Inc. in New York alleges that the footwear retailer is misleading consumers into believing that products are scarce or about to sell out, when that is not in fact the case.
An Illinois consumer recently filed a putative class action complaint against the makers of Fireball Whisky, claiming that the alcohol producer’s mini bottles deceived consumers into buying products labeled as “whisky,” even though the beverage derives its alcohol content from malt.
Illinois Supreme Court Holds That Every Unlawful Biometric Scan or Transmission is Separate BIPA Claim
A split Illinois Supreme Court issued on Friday another long-awaited decision interpreting the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), holding that a separate BIPA violation occurs with each undisclosed and unconsented-to scan or transmission of an individual’s biometric identifier.
In recent months, there has been a surge of class actions brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) against retailers using virtual “try-on” features on their websites.
In a long-awaited development, on February 2, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court held that all claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
Robert D. Boley, Adam D. Bowser, Robert K. Carrol, Lynn R. Fiorentino, D. Reed Freeman Jr., Paula M. Ketcham, Aphrodite Kokolis, Adam L. Littman, Nicholas J. Nesgos, Jay Williams, Helenka B. Mietka, Noah M. Woo
The Latest Trends and Developments in the Class Actions World
Labor and Employment class actions involving contractors are on the rise in California, especially in its $50-plus billion per annum agricultural industry — 12.5% of all agricultural production nationwide. Employers using seasonal workers are always at risk of wage/hour class action lawsuits.
Last year saw courts, particularly federal courts, continue their close scrutiny of class action settlements to ensure that they are fair and reasonable to class members, and do not unfairly prioritize the interests of class counsel, class representatives, or defendants.
Employee misclassification claims continue to be the focus of class action litigation in the logistics space. In general, these cases involve allegations by independent contractors (most often owner-operators) that they should be classified as employees, and thereby receive benefits.
Class Action Year in Review: The Rise Of The Self-Tapping Website? State Wiretapping Class Actions Take Off After Two Recent Circuit Court Decisions
The second half of 2022 saw a wave of class action litigation under state wiretapping laws against website operators that use widely deployed online technologies, such as chatboxes and session replay software.
Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class action lawsuits were heavily litigated again in 2022, as plaintiffs continued to target companies using biometric technology and their vendors. At the same time, avoiding liability continued to be a challenge for businesses defending BIPA cases
On November 3, 2022, two consumers filed a putative class action complaint against a fast fashion company, claiming that the apparel company’s “Conscious Choice” clothing line deceived consumers into buying products labeled as made from environmentally friendly materials.
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