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Fenwick & West Defends Carrier IQ in High Profile Multi-District Privacy Class Action

Fenwick was appointed by District Court Judge Chen as lead liaison defense counsel in a multidistrict privacy class action that coordinated more than 70 lawsuits filed around the country in the Northern District of California. Fenwick is representing lead defendant Carrier IQ. Other defendants include HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Pantech Wireless, Samsung and Motorola Mobility. Plaintiffs claim that Carrier IQ’s diagnostic software, which is embedded on a wide range of smart phones manufactured by Carrier IQ’s co-defendants, allows the tracking and interception of consumers’ data and communications. The main legal claims asserted are violations of the Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This litigation is one of the most important pending privacy class actions and has been covered by the Daily Journal, The Recorder and Law360.

The Fenwick litigation team is led by Rodger Cole, Tyler Newby, Jennifer Johnson, Molly Melcher and Annasara Purcell.