An Irish national accused of helping run the day-to-day operation of the Silk Road online drug bazaar pled guilty to a conspiracy count Friday before a Manhattan federal judge, which gives prosecutors their fourth conviction in the high-profile “dark web” case.
Kanye West has asked a New York federal judge not to certify a class of fans who say he tricked them into subscribing to music streaming service Tidal and turning over their personal data, arguing that it's unclear that the listeners relied on or even saw a misleading tweet from the rapper before joining the site.
Cyberattacks are becoming more common, disruptive and difficult to detect, and private equity attorneys should be imploring their clients to take preemptive action to ensure they have the proper practices in place to handle a cyber incident when it occurs.
The U.K.’s data watchdog has been awarded £537,000 ($703,000) by the government for a technology hub to help businesses and other regulators to innovate safely to protect personal data, the agency announced Friday.
A Florida woman hit State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. with a proposed class action Thursday alleging it repeatedly used wide telemarketing campaigns and called consumers, who were on the do not call list, without their consent.
A pair of Democratic senators and several consumer organizations are urging the Federal Trade Commission to take a closer look at the data collection and tracking practices of child-directed apps, with the advocacy groups specifically targeting Facebook's kid-centric messaging service for allegedly violating federal children's privacy rules.
A California federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved a nonmonetary deal TurboTax-maker Intuit Inc. reached to settle proposed class action claims that the company enabled fraudsters to file 915,000 fake tax returns, saying not all identity theft victims suffered out-of-pocket losses and those who did can still pursue individual claims.
Activists that want Georgia to address hacking concerns by replacing electronic voting with paper balloting have filed a last-ditch effort to sway a federal judge to order a series of election security measures ahead of the upcoming midterms.
Vizio Inc. has reached a $17 million deal to resolve multidistrict litigation brought on behalf of 16 million smart-TV owners over claims that the electronics company collected and shared data about the consumers' viewing habits without their consent, according to documents filed Thursday in California federal court.
Defense Secretary James Mattis forcefully warned Russia Thursday about its “cavalier disregard” for a ballistic missile treaty and for recent cyberattacks attributed to a Russian spy agency, saying it would face consequences for both.
The federal government asked the U.S. Supreme Court to shield several high-ranking government officials from court orders forcing them to answer questions about the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, telling the justices that the expanded discovery is unconstitutional as well as arbitrary and capricious.
A New York federal judge denied bail once again on Thursday to a doctor from Hong Kong accused of bribing African officials for favors in the energy and banking industries, saying he’s a flight risk and there are no conditions the court could set to guarantee his presence at trial.
A group of parents have asked the Sixth Circuit to revive a suit accusing Michigan of collecting, testing, storing and selling newborns’ blood without first getting parental consent, arguing it violates a child’s Fourth and 14th Amendment rights.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday forcefully rebuked China for attempting to interfere in the looming midterm elections with retaliatory tariffs and propaganda campaigns, following President Donald Trump's lead and veering the two countries' trade battle squarely into political territory.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday outlined how government agencies can prepare for computer-driven cars and trucks to enter the country’s roadway system by talking to stakeholders and working together to create compatible regulations.
The U.S. Department of Justice accused seven Russian intelligence agents on Thursday of hacking sports anti-doping organizations and a Pennsylvania-based nuclear company in an indictment announced hours after Western government leaders blamed Russia for a number of other cyberattacks.
An anti-abortion activist can’t defeat the National Abortion Federation’s suit over surreptitiously recorded videos of its providers, a California federal judge said Wednesday, adding he had "deja vu all over again," because the arguments for dismissal were so similar to those that failed to end similar claims brought by Planned Parenthood.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday vacated a $8.7 million attorneys’ fees award in a $38 million settlement resolving claims that the company behind the websites Proflowers.com and RedEnvelope.com enrolled consumers in a bogus membership rewards program without their consent that charged them monthly fees.
An official at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday praised a Massachusetts federal court decision in a fraud case that bolsters the agency’s ability to prosecute cryptocurrency fraud.
The White House's newly unveiled national cybersecurity strategy takes the long-awaited step of adding digital combat to the top of America's foreign policy agenda, but it's unclear how its aggressive rhetoric will play out in practice, former federal officials say.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
China's draft Cybersecurity Multi-Level Protection Scheme requires compliance from “network operators,” which is broadly defined in the Cybersecurity Law and could in practice cover any entity operating a computer network in China, say attorneys with Reed Smith LLP.
Seventeen years after the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin the contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and 12 years after the first production aircraft flew in 2006, all versions of the plane remain far from combat-ready, or even fully operational. Recent concerns about cybersecurity have added to the project's woes, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and private pilot.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of public hearings on competition and consumer protection issues. Attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer some key takeaways from the three panel discussions.
IBM recently partnered with the U.S. Open to offer tennis fans a digital experience. This type of deal offers numerous benefits, but companies seeking to leverage their innovative technology in exchange for sponsorship packages should be aware of certain legal issues, say Leon Medzhibovsky and Airina Rodrigues of DLA Piper.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.
On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century. These events are an important first step in guiding enforcement priorities, says David Balto, a former policy director of the FTC Bureau of Competition.
In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Melanie Green, chief client development officer at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.