A group of Kanye West fans who claim they were tricked into subscribing to the Tidal music service and relinquishing personal information have asked a New York federal judge to certify them as a class, arguing they were all subject to the same lie in one of the rapper’s tweets.
Maintaining security is a process that businesses must continually cultivate and reevaluate as law firms and companies of all sizes face unprecedented challenges from cyberattacks, a group of panelists said Wednesday during an American Bar Association webinar.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday revived a putative class action alleging a debt collector violated federal law when it didn’t use its actual corporate name in a voicemail, reasoning in a precedential decision that the use of an alternative business moniker was enough to support a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allegation.
The U.S. Department of Defense adequately supported its finding that certain photographs of military detainees taken at facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act for security reasons, the Second Circuit has ruled, reversing a district court's decision.
A voting integrity group and several Georgia residents have doubled down on their bids to force the state to replace its allegedly insecure and unreliable electronic voting system with paper ballots, telling a federal court that the relief they request can and must be implemented before upcoming elections.
JPMorgan Chase's payment processing arm Paymentech told a Texas federal judge that a Ropes & Gray attorney for Landry’s Inc. is violating state ethics rules by trying to act as both an advocate and a witness in a $20 million breach of contract lawsuit, saying the attorney’s declaration in a summary judgment motion should be stricken.
Men’s Wearhouse Inc. has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle class action allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by texting customers too many advertisements, according to a bid for settlement approval filed in California federal court Tuesday.
A lawyer who was jailed in June on allegations of a long campaign of harassment targeting a woman he briefly dated admitted to a count of cyberstalking on Wednesday, telling a federal judge in Manhattan that he "very much" knew his threatening emails and blog posts were illegal.
The Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism will soon face its latest and potentially most serious test as European Union and U.S. officials gear up to review the pact for a second time, and experts predict that its continued viability is likely to hinge on how much weight EU policymakers choose to give to competing input from their U.S. counterparts and EU lawmakers.
A Cayman Island-based blockchain developer has announced that it will be snapping up a finance partner from Clifford Chance LLP’s London office to head its legal, regulatory and compliance activities.
Wireless industry trade association CTIA announced the creation Tuesday of a new certification program to sign off on the cybersecurity in cellular-connected devices that are part of the so-called internet of things.
Conde Nast has reached a $13.75 million settlement with a class of consumers who claim the company violated a Michigan privacy law by selling customer data without their consent, according to New York federal court filings Tuesday.
Former CIA director John Brennan has a potential constitutional basis to challenge President Donald Trump’s revocation of his security clearance in court, but to succeed he will have to convince the court to go over legal ground that’s never been touched before, attorneys said.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced its schedule for oral arguments in late October and early November, including a case that tests whether a Washington tribe is subject to a state fuel tax and a moose hunter’s challenge to a National Park Service hovercraft ban on an Alaska river.
A 15-year-old demonstrated just how easy it can be to hack law firm partners, associates and staff at the International Legal Technology Association’s annual educational conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Tuesday, providing onlookers with a lesson on the methods that online interlopers might use to cull sensitive information.
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has detected and shut down a new campaign by a Russia-linked hacking group to create fake websites targeting conservative U.S. think tanks that have pressed for sanctions against the Kremlin.
A California federal judge on Tuesday tentatively signed off on a $1.3 million deal ending a class suit alleging Omnicare Inc. violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and California credit reporting law.
The Chapter 7 trustee for scandal-plagued Cambridge Analytica reached a tentative deal in New York bankruptcy court Tuesday to hand over most of the documents in his possession to a group of Facebook users, who are suing the social media giant and the political consulting shop for allegedly misusing their personal data.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Carpenter decision, which blocks law enforcement from pulling cellphone location information without a warrant, can’t be the basis to overturn the conviction of a man who helped a mother kidnap her child, saying law enforcement was acting under precedent at the time.
A California federal court yet again froze a proposed class action accusing Time Warner Cable Inc. of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by repeatedly making automated calls to nonsubscribers, just weeks after the cable giant argued that the recently reactivated case had to be paused pending its parent company's First Amendment challenge.
The California Consumer Privacy Act, passed last month, is the state's most comprehensive privacy legislation to date, but not its first. Several recent putative class actions allege violations of California’s Shine the Light law. Retailers' in-house counsel should ensure that protocols are in place for timely, accurate responses to information requests under the law, say attorneys with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Now that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is in effect, multinational organizations should look at China's evolving privacy landscape, says Yodi Hailemariam of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Next week, the Federal Acquisition Regulation will be amended, and federal contractors will have until Oct. 1, 2018, to tie their information systems to the bedposts, get out their cybersecurity holy water, avoid long staircases, and exorcise Kaspersky products and services from their systems, say Franklin Turner and Alexander Major of McCarter & English LLP.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
A Florida magistrate judge's finding last month that tokens issued and sold by technology startup Centra Tech are investment contracts could serve as a road map for the evaluation of token sales in other cases, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
The Aleynikov case demonstrates that employees who attempt to use the proprietary source code of their former employers without authorization may face not only the risk of civil liability, but also prosecution under local criminal statutes. And they could also face liability under the recently expanded federal Economic Espionage Act, says Jonathan Waisnor of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.