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Google Settles Lawsuit by Purging Billions of Personal Records

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

In a landmark settlement agreement, Google has agreed to delete billions of records containing personal information of more than 136 million U.S. users who surfed the internet using its Chrome web browser. The decision is a resolution to a class action lawsuit accusing the tech…

FCC Rules on Robocalls

By Christopher Coble, Esq. | Updated by Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

In the battle against unwanted sales calls, it's nice to know the government is on your side. The Do Not Call Registry was a good start, but in the age of cell phones, emails, and text messages, regulatory agencies can struggle to keep pace with tech-savvy telemarketers. So the Federal Communications Commission recently issued some new advice on stopping unwanted calls, texts, and even faxes. (Remember those?

What Do Hackers Do With Your Stolen Data?

By George Khoury, Esq. | Updated by Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

Unfortunately, in real life, hackers are not wiping out all our credit card and student loan debt. While there are legitimate and positive benefits to hacking, and many hackers never do anything malicious, some do engage in illegal, fraudulent, and exploitative actions. With new data breaches being reported almost weekly, many people often wonder what hackers even do with all that stolen data.

You Must Be This Old to Post: Florida's New Social Media Law

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill in March that will put wide-ranging restrictions on minors’ access to social media when it goes into effect next year. The freshly signed bill is the latest in a growing list of state-level attempts to restrict, regulate, or rein in social media…

How to Get Your Slice of the Class Action Pie

By George Khoury, Esq. | Updated by Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

We all hear about the massive, multi-million dollar class action settlements. These cases make headlines both for the stunning verdicts, and also frequently for resolving claims for hundreds or thousands of individuals all in one fell swoop. While many people ignore the class action notices that get sent to them, failing to review these and file your claim could result in you never actually getting your slice of the pie.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Hermes: A Closer Look at the Birkin and Kelly Bag Controversy

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

An interesting case that's catching the eyes of luxury fashion enthusiasts and legal experts alike, Hermes finds itself at the center of a legal storm. A proposed class action lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California is challenging the iconic brand's sales practices, particularly…

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