In the News Today - September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016
  • Arizona Judge Consolidates More than 1,100 ADA Lawsuits Filed by Single Organization: Maricopa (AZ) County Superior Court Judge David Talamante issued a ruling that consolidated more than 1,100 Americans with Disability Act lawsuits filed by Advocates with Individuals for Disabilities (AID) against Arizona businesses. The AZ Attorney General’s office plans to file a motion to dismiss the suits, and called the AID “a serial litigator targeting Arizona businesses.” Judge Talamante’s ruling also “issued a stay on all of the cases and barred the foundation from filing any additional suits.” (East Valley Tribune)

  • Yahoo Hit with Three Class Actions After Reveling 2014 Data Breach: “Mere hours” after Yahoo Inc. revealed that millions of user accounts had been hacked in 2014, the tech company was hit with three proposed actions in California and Illinois federal court over the data breaches. (Law360 and The Mercury News)

  • House Panel Holds TCPA Modernization Hearing: The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology last week held a hearing on modernizing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). “We all share the goal of preventing harmful phone calls, but it is increasingly clear that the law is outdated and in many cases, counter-productive. The attempts to strengthen the TCPA rules have actually resulted in a decline in legitimate, informational calls that consumers want,” said Subcommittee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR). (National Law Review)