Carrier IQ’s 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.

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

Involved fees earner: Rodger Cole – Fenwick & West LLP; Tyler Newby – Fenwick & West LLP; Molly Melcher – Fenwick & West LLP; Annasara Purcell – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Carrier IQ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti