David Rudolph Speaks on Privacy Class Actions at Civil Law Symposium

David Rudolph Speaks on Privacy Class Actions at Civil Law Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partner David Rudolph will be a distinguished panelist on Privacy Class Actions at the Northern District Practice Program’s 2018 Civil Law Symposium on Class Actions. The symposium will take place on September 13 at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Francisco, California. [Read more…]

FTC Seeks Authority to Impose Meaningful Civil Penalties on Companies Breaking Consumer Protection & Data Security Laws

FTC Civil Penalties on Companies Breaking Consumer Protection & Data Security Laws

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently appeared before the House subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection to request the power to impose meaningful civil penalties on companies that violate the nation’s data security and privacy protection laws. Currently, the FTC cannot impose fines on companies over privacy issues; however, if the public wants to see companies handle their sensitive information diligently, “the agency needs the ability to slap violators with fines and have more freedom to pass rules,” notes Law360. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Names Michael Sobol a Top California Cybersecurity Lawyer for 2018

Daily Journal Names Michael Sobol a Top California Cybersecurity Lawyer for 2018

The Daily Journal (subscription) has published its 2018 “Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers” supplement, a listing that includes a profile of Lieff Cabraser partner Michael W. Sobol as one of 20 lawyers “on the cutting edge of Cybersecurity law in California.” [Read more…]

Law360 Profiles Michael Sobol as a 2017 MVP for Cybersecurity and Privacy

Law360 Selects Michael Sobol as 2017 MVP for Cybersecurity and Privacy

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser partner Michael W. Sobol a 2017 MVP for Cybersecurity and Privacy. Mr. Sobol is one of over 100 attorneys across 38 practice areas who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Lieff Cabraser partners Annika K. Martin and Nicholas Diamand have been re-elected as Co-Chair and Chair of American Association for Justice (AAJ) litigation groups. Ms. Martin has been re-elected as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases. [Read more…]

Plaintiffs’ Counsel Announce $115 Million Proposed Class Action Settlement In Anthem Data Breach Litigation

$115 million Anthem settlement

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over the 2015 cyberattack of health insurer Anthem, Inc., involving the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people. The $115 million settlement, if approved by the Court, will be the largest data breach settlement in history. [Read more…]

Judge Hits Dish Network with Unprecedented $280 Million in Penalties Over Violations of Do-Not-Call Laws

Judge Hits Dish Network with Unprecedented $280 Million in Penalties Over Violations of Do-Not-Call Laws

An Illinois federal judge has awarded $280 million to the federal government and the states of California, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio as part of its efforts to permanently block Dish Network LLC and its telemarketing vendors from violating the National “Do-Not-Call” Registry laws. The major satellite service provider allegedly invaded consumers’ privacy by making vast numbers of illegal telemarketing calls without making any efforts to shield recipients who had signed up for the national Do Not Call registry. [Read more…]

Focus On: Law360 Privacy Group Of The Year Lieff Cabraser

Focus On: Law360 Privacy Group Of The Year Lieff Cabraser

Law360 has published an in-depth review of Lieff Cabraser’s Digital Privacy and Data Protection practice group, selected by the publication as a “Practice Group of the Year.” As the publication noted, “In the rapidly evolving legal realm of digital privacy, Lieff Cabraser is going up against big names like Google and Facebook in digital privacy class actions and representing plaintiffs in the fallout from headline-grabbing data breaches at companies like Anthem and Sony Pictures Entertainment.” [Read more…]

Are Toymakers Allowing Your Kids to be Tracked Online?

Are Toymakers Allowing Your Kids to be Tracked Online?

Major toymakers have been accused of permitting third-party vendors, including marketing and advertising companies, to track the online activities of children on their websites. Viacom Inc.; Mattel Inc., Hasbro Inc.; and JumpStart Games Inc. have been charged with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). These toymakers will pay a combined fine of $835,000 for their wrongdoing. [Read more…]