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Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Secures Two Wins on Behalf of Rumble, Inc. in VPPA Class Actions


New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg recently secured significant wins on behalf of online video platform Rumble Inc. in obtaining dismissals of two putative class actions alleging Rumble violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by disclosing to Facebook, Inc. the personal information of subscribers.

An HSG team led by partner Gregory Dubinsky successfully argued that the plaintiff had agreed to a forum selection clause requiring the suit to proceed in Canada. Agreeing with HSG’s arguments, Judge Steven D. Merryday of the Middle District of Florida granted Rumble’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the VPPA suit in favor of Canada. In a second putative class action filed in the Southern District of Florida, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his suit after HSG filed its motion to dismiss.

Additional members of the HSG team representing Rumble in the wins include partner Jayme Jonat, senior attorney Jonathan La Chapelle, and associates Brian Goldman, Charlotte Baigent, Sarah Maher, and Spence Colburn.  The cases are Buechler et al v. Rumble, Inc. and Sancruzado v. Rumble, Inc.

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