On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Facebook, Inc. v. Noah Duguid, No. 19-511, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 1742 (U.S. Apr. 1, 2021), siding with Facebook in narrowing the federal ban on unsolicited robocalls and robotexts. The Court held that Facebook did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) by sending security related text messages to the Plaintiff, Noah Duguid. Duguid sued Facebook after receiving several text messages from Facebook alerting him that someone tried to access his Facebook account from an unknown browser, when he never had a […]
On January 28, 2021, Brendon Nelson filed a four-count class action lawsuit in (the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) against Robinhood Financial, LLC, Robinhood Securities, LLC and Robinhood Markets, Inc., for Breach of Contract, Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Negligence, and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. This class action comes after a market frenzy fueled by traders who utilize Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum to discuss stocks, sent shares of GameStop soaring which caused losses (in the billion-dollar range) to hedge funds that were shorting the stocks.
On December 3, 2020, Maximilian Klein and Sarah Grabert filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging certain privacy practices in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The crux of Plaintiffs’ Class Action Complaint alleges that in exchange for providing services to Facebook’s users, Facebook collected user data, allowing advertisers to use it for targeted advertising to Facebook users. More specifically, Plaintiffs allege that Facebook and its affiliated companies (Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus) used this data to target smaller companies and competitors to eliminate competition and […]