A New York federal judge gave final approval on Friday to $95 million in settlements between a group of book publishers, the federal government and a proposed consumer class to resolve e-book price-fixing claims.
Online video streaming service FilmOn X LLC on Thursday urged the D.C. Circuit to lift a Washington, D.C., federal court's injunction prohibiting it from retransmitting four major television networks' broadcasts over the Internet, saying the lower court misunderstood the nature of its technology.
A New Hampshire gambling committee on Friday gave a key vote of support to draft legislation that would set up a new gaming authority and that envisions the awarding of a license to develop a casino in the state.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, McDonald's goes after a "McDreamy" coffee mark, FIFA protects its "World"-class registrations and Major League Baseball heats up some mid-off-season action at the trademark office.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court said Friday it would not allow an expedited appeal of a decision reinstating Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor after ruling that he’d been fired in violation of a governance agreement giving control over personnel moves to the owners of the paper’s parent company.
The New York Post has settled a former associate editor's claims that the newspaper's work environment was rife with sexist and racist conduct, according to a stipulation filed Thursday.
A former partner at Washington, D.C., law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has joined gambling vendor Scientific Games Corp. as senior vice president and general counsel, the company said Thursday.
Mandalay Corp. again urged a New Jersey federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an elderly man who claims the Las Vegas casino operator’s lack of security enabled two men to assault and mug him, arguing Friday that the case is outside New Jersey’s jurisdiction.
Former professional basketball player Damon Jones was hit with a suit in Texas federal court Thursday by a marketing and events company that said the athlete backed out of a military goodwill tour to serve as a commentator during the NBA Finals.
The New York City Department of City Planning unanimously approved a plan to build a $53 million concert amphitheater on the same lot as Coney Island's iconic-yet-abandoned Child's Restaurant, a commission spokesman said Friday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission issued an import ban Friday on products from Monsoon Multimedia Inc. and C2 Microsystems Inc. that it found to violate video "place shifting" patents held by Sling Media Inc., maker of the TV streaming device Slingbox.
Chevron is again pushing back development plans for a $6.4 billion gas venture it shares with PetroChina, while a federal official warns a prospective Comcast-Time Warner merger would be hard-pressed to clear a regulatory review.
Former WNBA player for the Connecticut Suns Adrienne Johnson cannot bring a workers' compensation suit in California for injuries suffered during her playing career because she did not suffer a specific injury in the state and only played one game there, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.
A New Jersey lawmaker introduced legislation Thursday that would expand the reach of the state’s newly legalized Internet gambling industry by authorizing the state’s gaming regulator to issue licenses to companies that operate e-casinos for foreign gamblers.
Hackers have stolen the login passwords and other credentials of 2 million user accounts from popular websites such as Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo, researchers of the cybersecurity firm Trustwave said Tuesday.
Facebook Inc. lost a bid to dismiss a patent infringement suit over the company’s “Like” button on Tuesday, when a Virginia federal judge ruled that there were still too many questions that needed to be answered in the case.
Warner Bros. asked a California federal judge Wednesday to shut down a suit brought by a producer who says the company stole his script for its 2012 hit “Trouble With The Curve,” arguing the original script was written in the 1990s by a film student.
With the National Labor Relations Board increasingly interjecting into non-union issues, hotels, restaurants and other labor-intensive hospitality companies need to brace for potential claims and tread carefully when crafting social media policies for employees, experts say.
Video game icon Atari Inc. on Thursday received a bankruptcy court’s approval for its restructuring plan that allows it to exit Chapter 11 and keep its French parent in control of the company.
A little more than a week after New Jersey became the third state in the U.S. to allow online gambling, the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday ordered a study assessing ways the state could maximize its own gaming revenue.
State attorneys general gave online privacy protection increasing attention in 2013. There was mounting pressure from attorneys general to expand privacy protections, a rising number of enforcement actions and increased coordination among states, says Jason Crawford, a federal law clerk.
The term of copyright in sound recordings and performers' rights has been extended in Europe from 50 to 70 years for sound recordings that were first released on or after Jan. 1, 1963. It seems likely that the new law will have at least some commercial impact once the interplay between a number of provisions meant to benefit performers have been subject to careful analysis, say Sarah Byrt and Daniel Gallagher of Mayer Brown LLP.
The stars of the reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" recently succeeded in convincing the California labor commissioner to side with them in a dispute against their former manager/producer. The case provides a valuable lesson for managers who have side agreements with others in connection with their clients’ projects, says David Mark of Buchalter Nemer PLC.
In the past few months, several courts have considered how U.S. state and federal laws apply to defamation claims over negative online reviews. As the resulting decisions demonstrate, the barriers to succeeding on such a claim are high, say Matt Kellogg and Simon Frankel of Covington & Burling LLP.
The recent California appeals court decision in GetFugu Inc. v. Patton Boggs LLP serves as a reminder that parties should refrain from attempting to litigate their case in the press or on social media, particularly if the statements are known to be false, or the veracity of such statements is not yet confirmed, say Mark Hansen and Robert Milligan of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
Whether or not the significant changes to China's trademark laws can be practically implemented or lead to real change, China has taken a positive step toward recognizing and protecting intellectual property rights in a manner consistent with international norms, say Perry Viscounty and Jennifer Barry of Latham & Watkins LLP.
The aggressively regulatory approach under the Consumer Choice in Online Video Act ensures that the bill as a whole is not likely to become law. The Furthering Access and Networks for Sports Act, introduced in the Senate the same day, addresses sports blackouts and also is unlikely to move as a standalone bill, say Seth Davidson and Arthur Harding of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
The Federal Communications Commission recently unanimously adopted a declaratory ruling granting a request by the Coalition for Broadcast Investment to relax a longstanding de facto cap on foreign investment in broadcast companies, which marks a significant shift in regulatory policy and, in turn, presents a significant business opportunity, says Mace Rosenstein of Covington & Burling LLP.
Picture this: A seller of goods is losing tens of millions of dollars per year on a requirements contract containing price caps that the parties have operated under for years. Given the Uniform Commercial Code and relevant case law, it would be natural — and completely logical — to accept the cogent authority establishing that rising costs are generally insufficient to invalidate a contract. I am betting that, in this case, the law will trick you, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been aggressively applied to issues or disputes that were not even conceived when the statute was enacted. However, as seen in United States v. Kane, there are limits to its application, says Jeffrey Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP.