Class Action Litigation Trends: A How-To Guide

Class Action Litigation Trends: A How-To Guide

There is a great deal of misunderstanding concerning data security breach-related class actions. In large part the media and the legal media have exaggerated the quantity (and success) of class action litigation. …

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Class Action Litigation Trends

Class Action Litigation Trends

There is a great deal of misunderstanding concerning data security breach-related class actions. In large part the media and the legal media have exaggerated the quantity (and success) of class action litigation. The following provides an overview of the risks associated with lawsuits following data security breaches. …

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2016 Data Breach Litigation Report

Data security breaches – and data security breach litigation – dominated the headlines in 2015 and continue to do so in 2016. Continuous widely publicized breaches have led to 30,000 articles a month being published that reference data breach litigation. Law firms have collectively published more than 156,000 articles on the topic.

While data breach litigation is an important topic for the general public, and remains one of the top concerns of general counsel, CEOs, and boards alike, there remains a great deal of misinformation reported by the media, the legal press, and law firms. At best this is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding concerning data breach litigation; at worst some reports border on sensationalism or fearmongering.

Bryan Cave LLP began its survey of data breach class action litigation four years ago to rectify the information gap and to provide our clients, as well as the broader legal, forensic, insurance, and security communities with reliable and accurate information concerning data breach litigation risk. We are proud that our annual survey has become the leading authority on data breach class action litigation and is widely cited throughout the data security community…. dblitreport2

 

Insurance Coverage and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The past several years have seen an explosion in class action cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C 227.  The TCPA generally restricts telemarketing phone calls and the use of automated telephone equipment.  Most of the reported court opinions involve financial services companies which send numerous messages by fax machine or SMS texts to cell phones….

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