Fourth Circuit Rules Unsubstantiated Risks in Data Breach Insufficient for Standing
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Frank Cruz-Alvarez and Associate Rachel Forman examine a federal court ruling that held speculative and unsubstantiated risks pleaded in a data breach action are not enough to establish injury-in-fact for purposes of standing.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles Proposes New Autonomous Vehicle Regulations
California officials proposed new autonomous vehicle testing regulations on March 10, 2017, which include requirements to enable testing of driverless autonomous vehicles and a framework for “deployment” – the operation of autonomous vehicles by the public. California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly identified the state’s three key objectives for autonomous vehicle regulations: public safety, innovation and a framework for the testing and deployment of autonomous technology.
Foley Reviews Court's Rejection of Attempt to Change Compensation to Quantum Meruit Basis
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Ryan Foley reviews a Kansas bankruptcy court ruling denying an attorney’s application to change a contingency agreement to a quantum meruit hourly fee agreement in “Court Rejects Attempt to Change Basis of Compensation From Approved Contingency Basis to Quantum Meruit Basis,” an article for Ethics & Professional Compensation: An American Bankruptcy Institute Newsletter .
Silverman and Muehlberger Study Shows Rise of the “Food Court”
If you eat, then you are probably a member of a class action. Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partners Cary Silverman (Public Policy) and James P. Muehlberger (Class Actions and Complex Litigation) have published a study with the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform that closely examines the products, theories, magnet jurisdictions, repeat filers, court rulings, and settlements in food marketing litigation today.
Silverman and Wilson Examine State Attorney General Enforcement of Deceptive Trade Practices Laws
There is growing concern that some state attorneys general are using Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices laws in ways that stray from their intended purpose of protecting consumers. Shook, Hardy & Bacon Public Policy Group Partner Cary Silverman and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Of Counsel Jonathan Wilson have published a law review article that identifies problematic trends and proposes solutions.