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Posts published by “Gregg M. Barbakoff”

Gregg M. Barbakoff is based in Maurice Wutscher’s Chicago office and practices in the firm's Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups. Before joining Maurice Wutscher, Gregg worked at a boutique litigation firm specializing in complex commercial disputes and consumer class actions. He has extensive experience litigating putative class actions arising under the TCPA, FDCPA, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and various consumer fraud statutes. Gregg graduated magna cum laude from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and earned the distinction to be elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Gregg received the Class of 1976 Honors Scholarship, competed as a senior member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team, and served as an editor for The Seventh Circuit Review, in which he was also published. Gregg holds a B.A. in English-Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

8th Cir. Holds Trial Court Did Not Err in Using ‘Percentage of the Benefit’ Over ‘Lodestar’ in TCPA Class Fee Award Dispute

In an appeal involving the settlement of four separate class actions under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by electing to use the “percentage-of-the-benefit”…

9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Class Cert. in TCPA Action on Ascertainability, Predominance Grounds

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s order denying class certification in a lawsuit alleging violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), holding that the “district court did not abuse its discretion by finding the requirements…