By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Thomas E. Ahlering and Alex. W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis: Plaintiffs’ lawyers reached a landmark $550 million settlement in January 2020 in a lawsuit against Facebook by consumers in a class action brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (the “BIPA”) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On

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By: Gina R. Merrill, David B. Ross, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a decision with farreaching implications for workplace class actions, the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification of a Rule 23(b)(3) class on the grounds that the proposed class contained uninjured class members in the case of In Re
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SupremeCourt.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Rebecca Bjork

The next “big one” for the U.S. Supreme Court to address under Rule 23 is in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend where the issue is whether a class may be certified without resolving whether plaintiff has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to show that the case is susceptible to awarding damages on

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