By Zachariah DeMeola, Guest Editor, BakerHostetler. Link to original post: http://bit.ly/1pOpf9K One obstacle for named plaintiffs in proposed data breach class actions is the extent to which plaintiffs must allege an injury-in-fact to have standing. Disputes often arise about whether proactive efforts to mitigate against the potential misuse of stolen data, such as utilizing credit... Continue Reading →
To Employ(ee) or Not to Employ(ee): Are Uber Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?
Author: Gabriel Fletcher, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review Uber drivers in the state of California are challenging Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) in a class action suit, arguing that they should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. The classification of Uber’s drivers will dictate the drivers’ rights and eligibility for employment related... Continue Reading →
“Costanza Defense” Potentially No Longer Applicable in Class Action Securities Claims
Author: Collin L. Ryan, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review George Costanza once imparted to Jerry Seinfeld the infamous advice, “It’s not a lie, if you believe it.” Although this advice is entertaining, the Supreme Court granted certiorari last March to resolve a circuit split regarding the extent to which Mr. Costanza’s advice applies... Continue Reading →