Victims With No Redress: The Recent Rise and Fall of Data Breach Class Actions

July 24, 2014

Earlier this week, the e-commerce website e-Bay was sued in federal court in Louisiana for allegedly failing to implement adequate security measures to protect the identities of its millions of customers.  e-Bay announced in May that there had been unauthorized

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The 2014 ABA Law Blawg 100: Cast A Vote For Wexler Wallace

July 24, 2014

Since its inception in 2010, the Wexler Wallace blog has endeavored to be a site that informs consumers, businesses and the legal community alike to the issues of the day that affect our readers and our practice. We’ve written about

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The Fallout from Hobby Lobby

July 18, 2014

On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in Burwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al. that has triggered a tidal wave of responses and opinions.  Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),

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The High Price of Easy Money: Another Bill Comes Due

July 01, 2014

Consider the following: Banks lure consumers into substantial loans in return for minor payments in the near-term. The loan payments eventually adjust to include both the interest and principal amount. Consumers lack the resources to cover the higher payments; a

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Hall of Shame: Experian

June 20, 2014

As someone who has experienced a (relatively minor) case of identity theft, I can personally attest to how frustrating and time consuming it can be to correct blatant misinformation with the various consumer credit reporting companies.  Proving that I was

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Trix Aren’t Just for Kids: How Companies Want to Take Away Your Right to a Jury Trial

April 21, 2014

In a bold move that challenged the basic tenets of contract formation, General Mills quietly updated its Privacy Policy on April 2 to include a mandatory, binding arbitration clause and class action waiver.  And while simple updates to Internet privacy

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Another One Bites the Dust: Dropbox Adds Arbitration Clause

March 07, 2014

It is difficult to be a consumer these days without being subjected to arbitration agreements. Most banks, cell phone companies, cable providers and major corporations include an arbitration agreement in their terms of service. Dropbox is one of the more

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The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger: A Cause for Concern

March 03, 2014

On February 13, Comcast Corporation announced its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion stock-for-stock transaction.  The merger of the nation’s two largest cable companies and the first and third largest Internet service providers would create a

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Important Considerations For Student Loan Co-Signers

February 03, 2014

American consumers owe more than $150 billion in outstanding private student loan debt.  For some fortunate enough to have a family member with a solid credit history to co-sign on those loans, they may be able to save a bit

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Supreme Court Puts Securities Class Actions on the Chopping Block

November 19, 2013

On Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that threatens to kill securities class actions. Petitioners in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. have asked the Court to reconsider a quarter-century-old precedent that has served as

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