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Hogan Lovells Represents Major Tech Companies in Apple iPhone Case

As reported in The New York Times´╗┐, Hogan Lovells represented a diverse group of 15 major technology companies, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Snapchat, and Cisco in filing last week an amicus brief in In re Search of an Apple iPhone.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Another Court Dismisses for Lack of Standing a Group of Privacy Cases Where Plaintiffs Failed to Allege Concrete Harm; Other Defects Noted

The trend towards dismissal for lack of standing in privacy cases where no concrete harm is alleged continues. On a motion to dismiss, a group of consolidated privacy lawsuits against Apple and others in the Northern District of California have been dismissed for lack of standing due to the absence of any allegation of concrete injury. The court rejected attempts to invent new damage theories and while leave to re-file was granted, the court made clear the high standards of pleading required for standing and also highlighted the other pleading defects in the case that would be disabling were the plaintiffs to try again.