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May 15, 2014

In The News – May 15, 2014

Andrew Pincus, partner, Mayer Brown, writes in The American Lawyer, “Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a key challenge to mandatory arbitration agreements in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the legal rules favoring enforcement of arbitration provisions are fairly settled. Now, with their options dwindling in the courts, arbitration’s opponents are shifting their efforts to the policy arena.”  (The American Lawyer)
 
Kashi has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its products contained unnaturally processed and synthetic ingredients. Lawyers will get up to $1.25M in the settlement, while consumers will get a reported 50 cents per package. (Legal Newsline)
 
A Florida man has filed a class action lawsuit against Quicken Loans for what he says was a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The lawsuit alleges the company violated TCPA by calling sales leads using an autodialer. ILR highlighted the growth of TCPA lawsuits in a 2013 paper, “The Juggernaut of TCPA Litigation: The Problems with Uncapped Statutory Damages.” (Law360 – subscription required)

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