Class Certification Obstacles In Suits Over Connected Devices

By Mark Raffman and Katie Kissinger (December 16, 2020, 6:04 PM EST) -- As modern technologies become increasingly integrated into our daily lives, questions have emerged as to how the law will react to the harms that ensue as a result of reliance on these new technologies.

In early November, Google Inc. disclosed that its team of malware hunters found a number of high-impact vulnerabilities in Chrome, Android, Windows and iOS devices.[1] Google's team stated that these vulnerabilities were "actively exploited in the wild," thus exposing unknowing people to hackers across various devices — including iPhones and Android devices.[2]

While future lawsuits regarding the breach remain uncertain, events such as this one highlight the...

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