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9th Cir. Holds McGill Rule Did Not Bar Arbitration, Rejects Recent Contrary State Appellate Court Rulings

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed a trial court's denial of a motion to compel arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in a putative class action involving privacy and data-collection practices laws.

In No Time At All, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Becomes Law

On March 2, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.  House Bill 2307 was introduced Jan. 20, 2021, and a substitute was passed in the House just nine days later.  Its companion, Senate Bill 1392, followed a similar trajectory and on Feb. 19, each chamber concurred in the other’s substitute.  The Act will become effective Jan. 1, 2023.