An author slammed The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. with a proposed breach of contract class action Wednesday in New York, claiming the publisher failed to properly compensate authors for royalties on books sold for use in foreign countries.
A California federal judge on Thursday allowed a proposed class action to proceed against media and technology giants including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. over their alleged anti-competitive agreements not to poach each other’s employees.
The Federal Circuit affirmed a ruling Thursday that freed DirectTV from a U.S. claim that it owed $80 million from pension surpluses it kept when it sold off its government contract units and associated employee pensions to The Boeing Co. and defense contractor Raytheon Co.
A Cablevision Systems Corp. shareholder on Thursday filed a proposed securities fraud class action against the cable provider, alleging executives misled the public about problems with the company in order to inflate stock prices.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed a 6-year-old tax evasion case against a father-and-son pair of Adelphia Communications Corp. executives already sentenced in New York for securities fraud, questioning why federal prosecutors devoted years of resources to the case.
An attorney representing Dick Clark's production company suggested on Thursday during a federal bench trial over the broadcast rights for the Golden Globes that the head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association unlawfully shopped the rights to CBS Corp. in 2010.
An advertising industry self-regulator announced its findings Thursday that LG Electronics USA should stop using certain consumer perception claims in ads for its Cinema 3-D Television and 3-D glasses after Sony Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics America Inc. argued the claims were unsupported.
Facebook Inc. and Washington state on Thursday hit Adscend Media LLC with separate suits over the online advertising company's alleged “clickjacking” schemes, in which Facebook users were tricked into visiting sites that paid Adscend for referral traffic.
Photographer Patrick Cariou urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a ruling that appropriation artist Richard Prince had violated his copyright, arguing fair use did not apply because Prince had used his photographs in new works without justification.
The founder of a graphic design company lodged a suit in New York federal court last week against Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and Titleboy Films Inc. alleging that the TNT television series "Falling Skies" ripped off its font software.
Two passive investors in struggling country music video broadcaster AFN LLC sought sanctions Thursday against The Country Network LLC in TCN's Florida lawsuit seeking to uphold its purchase agreement for AFN's assets, saying the complaint's naming of them constituted harassment.
A group of Sirius XM Radio Inc. subscribers told the Second Circuit on Wednesday that the purported $180 million "coupon" settlement in the antitrust suit over the merger that created the satellite radio giant warranted a more intensive look under the Class Action Fairness Act.
The sponsor of the recently-shelved Protect IP Act is willing to look at alternative anti-piracy legislation in order to stem the theft of American intellectual property by foreign websites, a representative for the senator told Law360 on Thursday.
Semiconductor chip maker Intel Corp. will buy roughly 190 patents and 170 patent applications, as well as software, from software company RealNetworks Inc. for $120 million, RealNetworks said on Thursday.
Six months after selling its 13.9-acre complex and weeks after losing a replacement to financing trouble, the Miami Herald has found a new home: a 15-acre site that once housed the former headquarters of a U.S. military command, the newspaper said Thursday.
American Media Inc. was hit Monday with a collective wage action by a former temporary employee who claims the magazine publisher routinely failed to pay its workers in a timely manner as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws.
Two of the Megaupload Ltd. executives indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for their role in the accused pirate site’s alleged crimes were reportedly granted bail Thursday by a New Zealand judge in advance of possible extradition to the U.S.
A new report on social media cases, issued by the National Labor Relations Board's acting general counsel on Wednesday, reaffirms that the agency will find unlawful sweeping social media policies that curtail workers' ability to gripe about things like working conditions and wages.
Beyond Oblivion Inc., a digital music startup backed by media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York bankruptcy court on Tuesday.