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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.

Be careful before you forward that email. That’s the lesson from the recent Supreme Court decision in Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the court held that that Think before Hitting “Send”: Supreme Court Upholds Liability under Securities Laws for Forwarding Someone Else’s False Statementthe director of investment banking for a broker-dealer was liable for participating in a scheme to defraud investors when he forwarded two emails prepared

The Impact of Disparate State Laws on Class Certification for Settlement Purposes: Ninth Circuit to Review Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Decision en BancThe Ninth Circuit has agreed to review a panel decision from the court which rejected a settlement in multidistrict litigation over the fuel efficiency of Hyundai Motor America Inc. and Kia Motors Corp. vehicles. The case and rehearing raise the issue of what weight, if any, is given to disparate state laws when reviewing proposed

Call Me, Maybe? The D.C. Circuit Says Your Smartphone Is Not an AutodialerThe nation breathed a little easier last Friday when the D.C. Circuit ruled that Americans can call or text from their smartphones without violating federal law. That’s because the D.C. Circuit has set aside the Federal Communications Commission’s definition of what constitutes an “autodialer,” a definition that, before last Friday, included the ubiquitous device half