Class Actions & Litigation Roundup: Recent Data Breach Cases, Mega Privacy Actions, TCPA and Texting Suits, and Assessing What Claims Are Worth

January 15, 2015 4:30pm

Douglas H. Meal
Ropes & Gray LLP

Ian C. Ballon
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Dr. John Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Edgeworth Economics

Ronald I. Raether
Troutman Sanders LLP

  • Litigation trends: future of class actions and how the decisions shake out state by state
  • Data breach litigation
  • Assessing harm
  • Statutory penalties, remedies
  • Collection of data
  • Retailers asking for zip code, phone numbers, etc.
  • Mega privacy actions
  • Civil litigation associated with free or low cost services that touch millions of people
  • Statutory liability claims
  • Privacy statutes with statutory damages and uniform privacy practices
  • What happens when the litigation doesn’t settle?
  • Assessing harm; how important is harm when law applies to statutory damages?
  • Strategies for when to fight and when to settle privacy and security
  • Class action suits: latest trends on TCPA and other texting cases