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Dylan Black focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with particular emphasis on class actions, state and federal securities fraud cases, professional liability matters, and insurance coverage litigation. His recent class action experience includes the successful defense of clients facing putative nationwide classes in cases alleging violations of consumer protection statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.

11th Circuit Forbids Incentive PaymentsYou need to read Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC. This recent decision from the 11th Circuit fundamentally changes the rules of obtaining approval for class action settlements.

Johnson’s introduction emphasizes that the 11th Circuit is shaking up the way class actions are settled and that the court knows it: “The class-action

D.C. Circuit Avoids Decisive Ruling on Personal Jurisdiction in Class ActionsWe have repeatedly mentioned the long-awaited decision in Molock v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. from the District of Columbia Circuit. While we hoped this opinion would finally provide some circuit-level clarity about how the Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Squibb decision applies in the class action context, the court instead largely dodged this issue. There are

One Spam Text Does Not Confer Standing in the Eleventh CircuitOne unwanted text message does not confer standing in federal court in the Eleventh Circuit — so holds the court in Salcedo v. Hanna. The case confirms that one text message is qualitatively, and jurisprudentially, different from the kind of intrusions that give rise to an Article III injury-in-fact.

The plaintiff in Salcedo claimed