In re Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. Data Breach Litig., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  [Dislcosure:  My firm, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, is co-lead counsel for the successful plaintiffs in this appeal].  Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (“Horizon”) provides health care insurance to millions of New Jersey citizens.  Horizon kept insureds personal identifying information on laptop computers. 

Polsky v. United States, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2016).  Plaintiffs are the parents of a permanently disabled daughter.  They claimed a child tax credit on two years’ federal tax returns.  The Internal Revenue Service disallowed that claim, on the ground that the child was too old to qualify for the credit.  Plaintiffs, acting pro se, filed a putative class action challenging that disallowance.  The District Court granted the IRS’s motion to dismiss the complaint.  Plaint

Chassen v. Fidelity Nat’l Financial, Inc., 836 F.3d 291 (3d Cir. 2016).  [Disclosure:  I was an expert witness for plaintiffs in this case, but my Declaration and deposition testimony was not the subject of, or referred to in, this opinion].  This was a putative class action involving allegedly improper charges, ranging from $70 to $350, stemming from the recording of deeds and mortgages.  Though there were arbitration clauses in defendants’