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Albert J. Plawinski

Associate

I graduated with Highest Distinctions with a degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received my J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. I handle consumer protection and tech-related privacy cases.

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Curriculum Vitae

ALBERT J. PLAWINSKI is an Associate at Edelson PC and a member of the firm’s case generation and investigations team. He identifies and evaluates potential cases and works with the firm’s computer forensic engineers to investigate privacy violations by consumer products and IoT devices.

Albert developed privacy and consumer fraud cases, including:

  • N.P. v. Standard Innovations, No. 1:16-cv-08655 (N.D. Ill.). Alleging that Defendant’s web enabled sex toy collected consumers’ usage data without permission. This case resulted in the “first-ever settlement involving the internet of things” (Law 360, October 2017).
  • Zak v. Bose Corp., No.1:17-cv-02928 (N.D. Ill.). Alleging that Defendant collected information on consumers’ music listening histories without first obtaining their permission.
  • Dancel v. Groupon Inc., No. 16-ch-01716 (Cir. Ct. Cook County). Challenging Defendant’s unauthorized use of consumers’ social media photos for commercial purposes in violation of the Illinois Right of Publicity Act.
  • Mocek v. AllSaints USA Ltd., No. 16-ch-10056 (Cir. Ct. Cook County). Alleging a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act—a federal statute designed to protect consumers from identity theft—for printing out more than the last five digits of consumers’ credit card numbers.
  • Porath v. Logitech Inc., No. 18-cv-03091 (N.D. Cal.). Alleging state consumer fraud violations for falsely advertising a speaker as having four drivers.

 

Albert also works on the development of the firm’s mass tort and mass action cases, including preparing lawsuits on behalf of (1) victims of the California Camp Fire—the largest and most devastating fire in California’s history; and (2) individuals exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water.

While in law school, Albert served as the Web Editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. Albert was a research assistant for professor Henry Perritt at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He researched various legal issues pertaining to the emerging consumer drone market such as data collection by drone manufacturers and federal preemption obstacles for states and municipalities seeking to legislate the use of drones.

Albert earned a CALI award, for receiving the highest grade, in Litigation Technology.

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