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. 

Last Friday, the Third Circuit announced that it will begin to post on its website, www.ca3,uscourts.gov, “videos of oral arguments in select cases,” more specifically, those that are “deemed to be of significant interest to the public, the bar, or the academic community.”  The Third Circuit thus becomes the second Court of Appeals to make oral argument videos available to the public.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey has

Coleman v. Superintendent Greene SCI, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Today, Judge Hardiman, writing for the Third Circuit in a habeas corpus case, addressed the weight to be given to dicta from the Supreme Court of the United States.  Lawyers all learn the difference between a holding, the actual rule of decision in a case, and dicta, which (as Judge Hardiman put it, quoting a prior Thrid Circuit case) is “a statement in a judicial opinion that could have been delet