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  • March 28, 2017

    FCC To Provide Funds To Bring 4G LTE To Rural Areas

    The Federal Communications Commission moved forward Tuesday with a second phase of funding that allocates up to $4.53 billion over the next decade to provide cell phone and internet services to areas without them.

  • March 28, 2017

    AT&T Call Recipients Can't Certify Class In TCPA Suit

    A California federal judge refused on Tuesday to certify a class of non-AT&T customers who claim that AT&T Services Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling them about nonexistent AT&T accounts, saying the class is “entirely different” than the one proposed in the complaint and there’s no practical way to identify class members.

  • March 28, 2017

    HTC, Others Can't Beat Map Patent With Alice, Judge Rules

    HTC Corp. and two other smartphone makers couldn’t persuade a California federal judge that InfoGation Corp.’s mobile navigation patent was invalid as abstract under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling, according to a ruling Monday that found InfoGation’s work described a solution to a technical problem.

  • March 28, 2017

    Aereo Didn't Kill Copyright 'Volitional' Rule, 5th Circ. Says

    The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that a web forum was not directly liable for copyright-infringing images uploaded by its users, becoming the latest appeals court to reject the argument that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 Aereo ruling eliminated the “volitional-conduct” requirement for such claims.

  • March 28, 2017

    Prison Phone Co.'s Arbitration Bid Untimely, Group Says

    The group of consumers who Global Tel*Link Corp. contends must arbitrate their claims that it price-gouged prison phone calls urged an Arkansas federal judge to deny that compel motion, arguing that after two years of litigation, the prison communications company has waived that right.

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