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Data Privacy Rx Conference Materials Available Here

Thank you to all who joined us for our Data Privacy Rx Conference on May 26, 2015.  Clearly data privacy and cyber security are among the top issues organizations face today. Read More ›

Kentucky Civil Rule 23.05(6) Imposes a Tax on Certain Types of Class Action Settlements

Kentucky Civil Rule 23, which governs class actions procedures in Kentucky state court actions, contains an important provision that will change the way defendants approach class action settlements. The provision, CR 23.05(6), became effective in 2014. It provides that when the parties create a class action settlement fund, at least 25% of any remaining funds that are not distributed or used to cover fees and costs must go to a Kentucky legal aid IOLTA account. The rule, a potential boon to public legal aid and plaintiffs lawyers, forces defendants to structure class action settlement more carefully or else they risk paying a sizeable settlement tax. Read More ›

Oui, Mais – “but of course” the 11th Circuit Holds Wife’s Providing Cell Phone Number Was “Prior Express Consent” for Debt Collection Calls

In Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection, 2014 WL 4802457, the Court held that providing a cell number on a hospital admission form was “prior express consent” consistent with previous FCC rulings.  To date, this is the most significant decision involving the binding application of the FCC’s interpretation on rulings that merely providing a cell number is “prior express consent” to be called in certain situations. Read More ›

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Stephen E. Embry is a member of the Firm's class action, privacy and mass tort groups. He frequently defends participants in consumer class actions and mass tort litigation. Stephen is a national litigator and advisor who is experienced in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems.