A group within the advertising industry’s self-regulatory body said Tuesday that Best Buy Co. Inc., Yelp Inc. and three others had agreed to prominently alert website visitors when third parties are collecting information for behavioral advertising, to resolve the first actions stemming from a recent compliance warning.
The California federal judge presiding over an upcoming class action trial accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market on digital music ruled Wednesday that Apple couldn't pull the jury’s heartstrings by saying co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer, and discouraged the tech titan from calling Jobs a “visionary.”
The Federal Trade Commission's two Republicans both highlighted the watchdog's move Tuesday to sue AT&T Inc. for "throttling" service it had billed as unlimited to wireless customers as a prime example of how the competition enforcer can protect consumers without net neutrality rules.
An unnamed investor holding senior debt in Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s largest subsidiary has pulled out of negotiations around the seemingly inevitable restructuring of the casino operator’s balance sheet, according to a Wednesday securities disclosure.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump took aim Wednesday at the Chapter 11 plan disclosure statement for the casino operator that bears his name, arguing that Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. doesn't reveal what it plans to do if it loses a court battle over use of the moniker.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday tossed Stan Lee Media Inc.'s lawsuit against its former president, comic book legend Stan Lee, alleging it owns characters he created or co-created, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, calling the company's claim "simply implausible."
Bankrupt special effects company Digital Domain Media Group Inc. agreed to release $18 million of the $20 million in film project tax credits it received from Florida back to the state, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Wednesday.
A U.K.-based online dating service has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission barring the company from using enticing messages from bogus profiles on its dating sites to lure users into upgrading to paid memberships, the agency said Wednesday.
Following news that the Federal Communications Commission is planning to treat Internet TV services like traditional pay-TV providers, the top lobbying group for the cable industry warned that the agency should “take great care” or risk “unintended consequences.”
A California federal judge on Monday cut down a “Titanic” extra’s suit alleging Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Paramount Pictures Corp. and others owed him residuals after director James Cameron cast him in a minor role, ruling the actor barely appeared in the movie.
Charter Communications Inc. said Wednesday it will issue $1.5 billion in bonds to partly fund its acquisition of 1.5 million Time-Warner Cable Inc. customers, an offshoot of Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion acquisition of Time-Warner designed to help the mega-deal pass antitrust muster.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's claims that Julien's Auctions has illegally refused to return 150 pieces of the basketball legend's memorabilia are subject to an arbitration agreement his company signed with the Beverly Hills auctioneer, a California judge ruled Wednesday.
Forty former Resorts Casino Hotel cocktail servers have settled their age discrimination suit in New Jersey state court against the Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino over their 1920s-themed flapper uniforms, the plaintiffs' counsel confirmed on Wednesday.
Real estate investment trust Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. said Tuesday that it has sued Cannery Casino Resorts LLC in New York state court over complications in its deal to purchase The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, located near Pittsburgh, for $465 million.
The playwright behind an off-Broadway production that riffs on "Three's Company" has been arguing for months that the play is a protected parody of the iconic 70s sitcom, but the owners of the TV show said Tuesday in New York federal court that it is nothing more than an "inferior and unauthorized derivative work."
A group of Philadelphia-area Comcast Corp. customers on Tuesday said the cable giant would pay $50 million to settle their decade-long putative class action accusing Comcast of controlling a regional monopoly for TV services.
Florida’s Seminole County Court reportedly said Monday that the former commander of Allied Veterans of the World will not face any prison time for his role in a $300 million gambling center conspiracy.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday announced an anticipated proposal to regulate certain Internet TV services more like cable companies, a move he says is designed to create more television competition by giving Internet streamers better access to programming.
Quest Licensing Corp. asked a Delaware federal court on Monday not to stay litigation over its information patent while Bloomberg LP and Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. seek a covered business method review for it, arguing that granting a stay would unduly prejudice the company.
Blackstone is said to be seeking roughly $13 billion for its next global real estate fund, while Hard Rock is said to be eyeing other Middle East hotels and Datatrak has reportedly signed for space in Chicago.
Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp put a temporary halt to those plans. Oral argument on the leagues’ application for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for Nov. 20. Can we expect a different outcome? Don’t bet on it, says Daniel Wallach of Becker & Poliakoff PA.
Not surprisingly, it took a while before the first petitions for post-grant review were filed, but LaRose Industries LLC and Toys “R” Us-Delaware Inc. filed in August, and Accord Healthcare Inc. filed in September. If one or both petitions are granted, one question will be whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will be able to issue a decision within the mandatory 12-18 months, says Lisa Mueller of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
Courts remain largely skeptical about allowing litigants to serve and notify evasive parties of legal proceedings through their social media accounts. A recent split ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court shows the competing considerations, say Steven Richard and Britt Killian of Nixon Peabody LLP.
What happens when a single company exclusively controls a data source that is arguably necessary to compete in a product market? Generally, there is no obligation under the antitrust laws for that company to share its data with competitors, but under a narrow set of circumstances, refusals to cooperate with competitors can violate Sherman Act Section 2, says David Golden of Constantine Cannon LLP.
Aereo Inc. is now barred from retransmitting broadcast television programming at any time while that programming is being broadcast. The New York federal judge's ruling emphatically answers at least one question that may not have been clear — any time delay in retransmission that is less than the entire length of the broadcast to its conclusion is impermissible, says Robert Kenney of Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP.
The dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling — resolution of which determined the control of the trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers and whether it could be sold for a reported $2 billion — highlights the steps required for trustee removal, and raised other interesting issues as to the relevant degree of capacity required for certain actions and the time at which the measure of capacity was taken, say Shari Levitan and Stac... (continued)
Companies and trade associations interested in obtaining the benefits of small unmanned aircraft systems should start formulating plans now to help shape the Federal Aviation Administration's much-anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking — likely to issue in mid-December — and the regulations that will come out of it. They need not wait for the notice, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The Nevada federal court's recent ruling in Agincourt Gaming LLC v. Zynga Inc. is an important reminder that a nonparty wanting to challenge a civil subpoena should consider carefully the appropriate jurisdiction in which to file a motion to quash under recently enacted Rule 45, say Steven Luxton and Brad Nes of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Although the National Collegiate Athletic Association's recent decision to enable student-athletes to borrow against their potential future earnings in order to purchase insurance that protects those earnings only affects the handful of student-athletes who might play professional sports, it nevertheless represents a significant departure from the NCAA’s previous position, says Richard Giller of Polsinelli PC.
Many legal briefs are written in impenetrable jargon and begin with an introduction telling the court what it already knows, using words that stem from the 18th century, such as “hereinafter.” Instead, we should approach briefs the way novelists approach their writing, says Michael Rubin of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC.