A Virginia federal judge on Friday trimmed two claims from space technology company SSL’s suit accusing rival Orbital ATK of stealing its trade secrets through a shared NASA server, but refused to toss the suit, saying SSL had adequately pled the majority of its allegations.
A Connecticut federal judge has refused to toss Gorss Motels Inc.'s proposed class action against AVM Enterprises Inc. alleging AVM violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending junk faxes to the motel operator, ruling the question of whether the faxes were unsolicited couldn't be resolved at this stage.
A joint effort by law enforcement agencies across Europe has eradicated a relatively inexpensive hacking tool that cybercriminals had used to take control of thousands of individuals' and businesses' computers around the globe, the U.K.'s National Crime Agency said Monday.
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's contentious vote to overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules and to hand enforcement against online abuses largely to the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC is itself being remade with a slate of new nominees.
Free speech advocates urged a Massachusetts federal court Friday to reject immigration authorities’ attempt to toss a suit challenging warrantless search and seizure of electronic devices at the border, arguing that such devices store vast amounts of private information that constitutes protected speech.
A New York federal judge has declined to certify two proposed classes of investors in suits accusing HSBC Bank USA NA of bungling its duties as trustee to more than 200 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts, ruling that would-be class members face too many individual questions around standing and statutes of limitations to warrant class treatment.
A Russian computer programmer U.S. authorities call one of the “world's most notorious criminal spammers” has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he operated the “Kelihos” network of infected computers, spewing spam and other malicious software to users all over the world.
The Defense Security Service said Monday it is working with other U.S. Department of Defense offices to develop guidance on whether cryptocurrency ownership must be disclosed in applications for federal security clearances, following a number of inquiries from the industry.
A Massachusetts federal judge was asked Friday to preliminarily approve Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s $4.75 million settlement to end putative class action claims the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by faxing unsolicited invitations to an event about its hepatitis C therapy.
A U.K. high court ruled Monday that Lauri Love, a British student charged with a series of hacks into U.S. government websites, will not be extradited, citing the risk that the accused hacker would kill himself if he were to face trial in America.
A T-Mobile USA Inc. customer filed suit in Washington federal court Sunday alleging that the company’s lacking security measures left the door open for wrongdoers to access his wireless account and drain his cryptocurrency exchange account.
Online marketing company NaviStone Inc. urged a New Jersey federal court Friday to quash a proposed class action suit claiming its customer tracking software is illegal, arguing that its tracing tools installed on Quicken Loans Inc.’s website do not “intercept” data as part of a “wiretap” because visitors are a party to the messages.
The Massachusetts attorney general is launching a new online portal that will make it easier for businesses to comply with their obligation to timely report data breaches, and will soon roll out an electronic database that will allow state residents to quickly view information about these incidents, the state’s attorney general said Thursday.
A Virginia federal judge on Friday sentenced a former Venable LLP and Arent Fox LLP patent attorney to seven years in prison after he pled guilty to laundering more than $2.1 million while employed at another firm as part of a catfishing scheme uncovered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee has ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to hand over documents related to compliance with its order barring federal agencies from using AO Kaspersky Lab products, threatening a subpoena if it doesn’t comply.
The House Intelligence Committee released a contentious memorandum Friday over the objections of the FBI, alleging it and the U.S. Department of Justice misled a spy court about a politically driven dossier undergirding the FBI's surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser.
Uber’s $100,000 payoff to hackers who reportedly revealed a security flaw but then demanded increased payment to release stolen data has spawned regulatory backlash that may force companies to re-evaluate how they can employ so-called "bug bounty" programs without running afoul of the law.
A Florida judge signed off Thursday on a $1 million deal to end a dispute over Zurich American’s attempt to dodge coverage of a now-bankrupt flooring business' $2.1 million class action judgment for sending unsolicited faxes.
A Brooklyn prosecutor who copped to forging judges' signatures to illegally wiretap a married police detective with whom she’d had an affair and his new romantic interest was sentenced Friday to a year in federal prison.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has approved a Kirkland’s Inc. motion to pause a proposed data privacy consumer class action against the home decor chain until a similar matter is decided by the Third Circuit.
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Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.
Blockchain's growth next year is unlikely to match its 2017 growth, but 2018 may well be a much more impactful year in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Emerging themes and initiatives include smart contracts, state-backed cryptocurrencies and the maturation of the initial coin offering market, says Austin Mills, head of the blockchain and cryptocurrency group at Morris Manning & Martin LLP.
Each new public revelation of a large-scale computer-based data breach generates considerable attention. However, the obsessive focus does a disservice to businesses and consumers because business email compromise schemes are an equally or even more pervasive and damaging cyberthreat, say David Chaiken and Brea Croteau of Troutman Sanders LLP, and Mark Ray of Nardello & Co.
Thanks to advances in technology, artificial intelligence can now be used by employers for everything from screening and hiring potential applicants to replacing human employees. Here, attorneys with Fisher Phillips provide guidance for counseling employers on the legal implications of integrating AI and robots into the workplace.
For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
In repealing net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission has left one legacy rule requiring broadband internet access service providers to disclose their network management practices. With this, the FCC may have provided the means by which a record may be developed to show BIAS providers' use of previously prohibited practices, say Marc Martin and Michael Sherling of Perkins Coie LLP.
The Restoring Internet Freedom order leaves much to be desired in terms of clarity, particularly in presenting sound legal principles that govern claims against internet service providers. No question is more important than who is going to protect businesses and consumers, says Lauren Coppola of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.
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The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.