Miami, FL | August 30, 2022 – The attorneys at Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman received three favorable rulings from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit over the last few weeks. From claims arising from Instagram giveaways to unique jurisdictional questions involving receiverships, the firm is happy to have been able to achieve these positive results for our clients:
- Appeal dismissed. In SEC v. Par Funding, the Eleventh Circuit decided that a district court order expanding the scope of a previously created receivership was not directly appealable. In an interesting opinion, the court analyzed the scope of 28 U.S.C. § 1292 in detail, as well whether the order could be construed as an All Writs Act injunction. Ultimately, after conducting oral argument, the Court determined that an order expanding the scope of a receivership cannot be recast as either an order appointing a receiver or an order granting (or modifying) an injunction.
- Appeal dismissed. In Cole v. Stumphauzer, the Eleventh Circuit held that an interlocutory order directing a defendant to produce certain documents over his objection that the production would allegedly violate his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination is not immediately appealable. The Eleventh Circuit analyzed various potential avenues for jurisdiction, including the collateral order doctrine, doctrine of marginal finality, and section 1292(a)(2) in finding that the order was ultimately “an interlocutory order compelling discovery, which is not appealable.”
- Affirmed. In Colceriu v. Barbary, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an amended complaint alleging that the defendants unlawfully profited from assisting Instagram “micro-influencers” to amass followers using a “giveaway,” which plaintiff registered for free of cost and did not win. The Eleventh Circuit held that plaintiff lacked standing to bring a putative class action against defendants for, among other things, operating an allegedly illegal Instagram giveaway, because “her ‘wasted time,’ inability to ‘appreciate the danger’ of the giveaway, and ‘invasion of [her] privacy’ are not traceable” to defendants.
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