A New York federal judge on Thursday stripped claims from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing two former AOL Time Warner Inc. executives of engineering a scheme to overstate online advertising revenue by about $1 billion, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Netflix Inc. asked its users Thursday to help lobby Congress to change the Video Privacy Protection Act, a law it says prevents it from linking user accounts with Facebook and the same law Netflix is accused of violating in recent class actions.
The Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday that would repeal controversial language in the state's so-called Facebook law that bars teachers from having private conversations with students on social networking sites.
A Missouri federal judge on Thursday denied a St. Louis photographer's request to block an episode of the Bravo reality show "Million Dollar Decorators" over allegations that the show used his work without proper permission.
The Federal Circuit on Friday ruled that one of three Cordance Corp. patents in an infringement suit against Amazon.com Inc.’s 1-click purchasing system was invalid, while the other two were valid but not infringed.
The producers of “The Smell of Success” and “Stay Cool” sued distributor American Cinema International Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of cheating the producers out of profits from the films and attempting to cover up their deception.
Software and tech-focused private equity firm Vista Equity Partners said Friday it had struck a deal to buy media and data giant Thomson Reuters' trade and risk management business, said to be worth about $500 million, for an undisclosed sum.
An arbitration panel refused Wednesday to order a Lady Gaga fan to relinquish a domain name using the pop star's moniker, ruling that the woman's noncommercial fan site had a legitimate interest in the Web address.
Courts and regulators are likely to expand traditional false advertising law to cover the purchase of misleading online keywords, as they continue to grapple with a new breed of cases accusing advertisers of electronically linking unsubstantiated descriptive words to their products, attorneys say.
Negotiating video game development deals is interesting both from a legal perspective and a strategic business perspective — it is rewarding to help companies think through what the royalty structures should be for the deal, says Jennifer Stanley, an associate with Fenwick & West LLP specializing in new media.
A California judge on Thursday denied former Ascent Media Group LLC executive William Frazee’s motion to disqualify numerous attorneys in his legal malpractice suit against Proskauer Rose LLP over the firm’s alleged conflict of interest during two sexual harassment investigations.
A Hawaii state jury on Monday found the NCAA had not interfered with a Hawaii sports sponsoring agency's ability to sell the Seattle Bowl to another agency, ending a seven-year battle that has bounced back and forth between state and federal courts.
The Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that Madison Square Garden LP must stop withholding access to high-definition versions of its regional sports channels from Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., saying MSG's offer of only standard channels is anti-competitive.
A New York state judge ruled Thursday that fraud claims could remain in a case alleging that a 2008 audit by KPMG LLP allowed Dallas private equity investor and former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks to cheat lenders out of $525 million in debt.
A documentary filmmaker sued her former cinematographer in New York on Tuesday, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract after the camerawoman allegedly misappropriated footage for a film of her own.
A California judge on Thursday dismissed class claims that Facebook Inc. violated state laws by posting ads featuring the names and likenesses of minor users without first getting their parents’ permission, finding the allegations were preempted by federal law.
A New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday refused to approve bankrupt Borders Group Inc.'s plan to sell its intellectual property to former rival Barnes & Noble Inc. for $13.9 million, citing privacy concerns related to the transfer of customer lists.
StubHub Inc. and the Philadelphia Phillies were hit with a putative class action in California federal court last week accusing the companies of unfairly withholding the original value of tickets bought through StubHub's resale marketplace.
A suspected member of hacking collective LulzSec was arrested Thursday for allegedly helping to attack the computer systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and steal confidential information.
Fiore Films LLC urged a California court on Tuesday to toss actor Joe Pesci's claims that producers reneged on a $3 million agreement giving him a significant role in an upcoming mob movie, arguing that the lawsuit is just a bid to boost Pesci's career.