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In Thayer v. Randy Marion Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, LLC, No. 21-10744, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 9957, at *7-9 (11th Cir. Apr. 13, 2022), the Court of Appeals found that the Graves Amendment limited an automobile dealer's loaner vehicle to a customer who was provided the loaner while the customer's vehicle was being repaired. Thayer argues that a rent or lease… Read More

In Berman v. Freedom Fin. Network, LLC, No. 20-16900, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 9083, at *12-14 (9th Cir. Apr. 5, 2022), the 9th Circuit addressed the enforceability of an arbitration agreement set forth on a website that allowed the consumer to click-through the operator's various policies and the arbitration.  The Court of Appeals stated the rule as follows: The most… Read More

On a motion to dismiss, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York, dismissed Plaintiffs' CCPA cause of action.  In re Waste Mgmt. Data Breach Litig., No. 21cv6147 (DLC), 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32798, at *18-19 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2022). [T]he [complaint] fails to state a claim for violation of the CCPA, because it does not plausibly allege… Read More

On March 10, 2022, the California Attorney General issued an Opinion letter in response to an inquiry from Assemblymember Kevin Kiley: QUESTION PRESENTED AND CONCLUSION Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, does a consumer’s right to know the specific pieces of personal information that a business has collected about that consumer apply to internally generated inferences the business holds about… Read More

Addressing what constitutes a cure under the current version of the CCPA, Judge Cote in the Southern District of New York, held that: the [Complaint] fails to state a claim for violation of the CCPA, because it does not plausibly allege that Waste Management breached its "duty to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature… Read More

In Danfer-Klaben v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. SACV 21-262 PSG (JDEx), 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25553, at *16-17 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 24, 2022), Judge Gutierrez in the Central District of California held that: The CCPA provides relief to "any consumer whose nonencrypted and nonredacted personal information . . . is subject to an unauthorized access . . . or… Read More

On March 9, the SEC proposed Cybersecurity rules for public companies that if adopted,  would impose substantial new reporting obligations for material cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance.   A copy of the proposed Rules can be found at https://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2022/33-11038.pdf Read More

In Eggleston v. Reward Zone USA LLC, No. 2:20-cv-01027-SVW-KS, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20928, at *11-14 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 28, 2022), Judge Wilson dismissed a TCPA "pre-recorded voice" case premised on the theory that the standard text messages that she received did not constitute a "voice" under the TCPA. Plaintiff also alleges that Defendant's text messages violated § 227(b) because… Read More

In Almada v. Krieger Law Firm, A.P.C., No. 21-55275, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 1946, at *4-5 (9th Cir. Jan. 24, 2022), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a dunning letter was not deceptive because "fees" claimed were "paralegal" fees. Almada argues that Kriger's assessment of the prelien fee violates the FDCPA because the fee was not… Read More

In Muzi Gao v. Campus 150 Venture II, LLC, No. SACV 20-01355 DDP (ADSx), 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18370, at *8-9 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 31, 2022), Judge Pregerson held that ancillary charges associated with residential rent may be a "consumer credit transaction" under the Rosenthal Act, even if the rent itself was not. The RFDCPA limits the ways in which… Read More

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