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IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Georgia lawyer files defamation suit against Dorsey & Whitney

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia lawyer has filed a suit against a Minnesota partnership and an attorney over allegations it published false statements about him.

Settlement in TCPA class action over cruise line robocalls could reach record $76 million

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 15, 2016

The plaintiffs allege the defendants, including Caribbean Cruise Line, illegally contacted class members and that their offer of a “free” cruise package in exchange for taking a political survey was a “scam.” The parties reportedly came to a settlement agreement last week.

Rising shareholder class actions an 'important issue'

By Carrie Salls | May 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – With a Cornerstone Research report recently revealing that the number of accounting securities class action lawsuits went up again in 2015, Dorsey & Whitney LLP partner Thomas O. Gorman told Legal Newsline that “firms would be well advised to carefully evaluate their compliance programs and internal controls to ensure they are effective.”

D.C. Circuit denies states’ request for stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, but puts case on fast track

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 22, 2016

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is leading a coalition of states against the federal agency’s new rule, says he is considering an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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