Google told a D.C. district court Friday that it will not file a motion to dismiss a landmark suit by the Justice Department and a group of states accusing the internet giant of illegally maintaining its monopolies over search and search advertising, saying it will instead answer the complaint by Dec. 21.
Monex Place Wellness Inc. is the latest cannabis dispensary to be hit with a proposed class action for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, in a suit filed Thursday in California federal court alleging the company engaged in "aggressive unsolicited marketing, harming thousands of consumers in the process."
General Electric Co. and a Canon Inc. subsidiary that GE used to store benefits files have asked a New York federal judge to push into arbitration a class action filed by ex-GE employees whose direct deposit forms and other information were exposed in a data breach.
President Donald Trump fired off a missive in the wee hours Friday suggesting yet again that social media platforms should be punished for labeling his tweets about vote counts as misleading and hiding a number of his posts.
A Massachusetts federal judge has tossed a proposed class action over Macy's Inc.'s 2019 data breach, finding that the Massachusetts man behind the suit did not sufficiently allege he faced impending risk of identity theft from the breach or that his personal information was misused.
Two men accused of raking in nearly $2 million off trades made using information gained by a hacker's infiltration of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR electronic filing system have agreed to pay a combined $425,000 to escape the agency's civil suit, the SEC said in New Jersey federal court Thursday.
Voters in Massachusetts have overwhelmingly backed a measure that will expand access to vehicles' mechanical data, Michigan residents endorsed a push to require law enforcement to obtain warrants for electronic data; and those living in Portland, Maine, agreed to allow individuals to sue over violations of the city's facial recognition software ban.
The Federal Reserve System's board of governors has fired back at the proposed class suing Capital One over last year's data breach, telling the consumers that the Fed has already cooperated with earlier requests and that anything further would violate the regulator's privileged relationship with Capital One.
As Cole Schotz PC grapples with the fallout of a breach of client information caused by a disgruntled former associate, other law firm leaders are likely reexamining their own information security policies, which experts say in many cases leave a good deal of room for improvement.
A Muslim woman wrongfully placed on the government's no-fly list and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have reached a settlement over her effort to collect attorney fees from her yearslong legal battle and bench trial win, according to a joint motion filed Wednesday in California federal court.
California motorists have told a federal court that they've reached a pair of deals worth approximately $176 million to end certified class claims that Orange County toll operators misused drivers' personal information and flouted state privacy laws to collect unpaid tolls and assess fines.
Massachusetts' top appellate court said it will review a case over whether a recorded telephone interview between a Barstool Sports podcast host and a local city mayor runs afoul of a law prohibiting secret recordings if one party fraudulently obtains consent for taping.
A California federal judge appointed a Robbins Geller client as lead plaintiff in consolidated securities litigation against Zoom, after ruling Wednesday that the timing of a competing plaintiff's stock sales drastically capped their potential recoverable damages.
Financial data aggregator Yodlee Inc. and parent company Envestnet Inc. on Wednesday filed dual motions to dismiss a putative class action, asking a California federal judge to toss the complaint that alleges Yodlee secretly collects and sells highly sensitive banking data from tens of millions of users.
Twin City Fire Insurance Co. urged an Illinois federal judge to grant it an early win in a dispute over the insurer's duty to defend a janitorial company in two suits alleging violation of the state's biometric privacy law, arguing that the policy does not cover the underlying claims.
Britain's data regulator defended its record on Thursday after an SMS service provider claimed that it is failing to collect fines against companies that breach its rules.
With a path to electoral victory narrowing, President Donald Trump unleashed an onslaught of lawsuits and challenges Wednesday, suing to stop vote counting in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, promising to demand a recount in Wisconsin, and joining a U.S. Supreme Court suit over mail-in ballots.
The attorneys general of Michigan and Mississippi have told the Federal Communications Communication that it should expand certain exemptions to anti-robocall rules to ensure people get communications they actually want.
An Ohio federal judge this week granted certification to a class of U.S. banks, credit unions and financial institutions that were forced to reissue credit cards or reimburse customers when hackers stole personal information in a 2017 data breach at hundreds of Sonic Drive-In restaurants.
Two recent high-profile data security incidents at BigLaw firms have once more drawn attention to law firms' cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and with the coronavirus pandemic forcing lawyers to adapt to a remote work environment, experts warn that the disclosed events are just the "tip of the iceberg" of such attacks.
A D.C. federal judge appeared skeptical Wednesday over whether he could block another set of government restrictions that would effectively bar TikTok Inc. from operating in the U.S., saying the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app seemed to be protected by a Pennsylvania district court's nationwide injunction.
An Illinois federal magistrate judge on Tuesday refused for the second time to approve Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.'s nationwide settlement that would resolve accusations that the fast food chain violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, finding that the notice was "deficient" and reached less than 1% of the class.
California voters have approved a ballot initiative to strengthen the state's landmark consumer privacy law, starting the clock for companies to implement enhanced data control rights for their users by 2023.
Several races that had not yet been called Wednesday will ultimately determine whether Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate in 2021, leaving questions about everything from negotiations on a pandemic stimulus bill to pending judicial confirmations hanging in the balance.
A campaign adviser for former Vice President Joe Biden said the candidate is "not worried" about threats by President Donald Trump to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to block the counting of mail-in ballots in the contest, as Biden pulled ahead in another key swing state Wednesday morning.
To properly meet the U.S. Department of Justice's latest corporate compliance expectations and adapt to the current remote working environment, consider collaborating with a client on an e-learning solution tailored to its employees, says Alexander Holtan at Eversheds Sutherland.
Sarah McLean at Shearman & Sterling looks at how attorneys and law firms can partner with nonprofits to leverage their collective resources, sharpen their legal skills and beat the unique pandemic-induced challenges to providing free legal services to low-income individuals.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced three major settlements for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security rule violations in a single week, highlighting the importance of creating a plan and performing risk analysis to avoid paying the price of noncompliance, says Dena Castricone at DMC Law.
In Van Buren v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court will probably endorse the Sixth Circuit’s narrow view of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which recently deepened a circuit court split, because it more plausibly tracks the language and purpose of the statute, says Jay Bogan at Kilpatrick.
In this era of fully remote depositions, attorneys must carefully consider whether they want to deliver exhibits to opposing counsel in advance or on the day of the deposition, and think creatively about the technological resources available to them, say Helene Wasserman and Nathaniel Jenkins at Littler.
The struggle to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raises the question whether U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges are able to separate their political beliefs and world views from their judicial opinions, with studies in political science and social psychology providing clear answers, says Drury Sherrod at Mattson and Sherrod.
American Family v. McEssy, recently filed in Illinois federal court, joins a growing trend of insurers attempting to escape contractual obligations to defend policyholders from Biometric Information Privacy Act class actions by resorting to a variety of arguments that do not hold up, says Tae Andrews at Miller Friel.
Rather than help consumers, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s recent proposal for a Digital Platform Agency to regulate internet business practices would cement dominant platforms' market power, adversely affect investment, and risk the most innovative U.S. sector's health, says Thomas Lenard at the Technology Policy Institute.
Law firm leaders and marketers should consider several fundamental questions as they develop their corporate social responsibility programs amid the pandemic with reduced available time, money and personnel, including identifying a realistic charitable spending budget and seeking input from firm lawyers, clients and nonprofit partners, says Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett's prolific opinion writing on the Seventh Circuit reveals a clear picture of what we can expect from this jurist on issues such as state court personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants, Article III standing and the application of federal law in diversity actions, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
Businesses can avoid hefty fines and reputational harm by paying attention to how the California and New York attorneys general have enforced two new powerful privacy laws — the California Consumer Privacy Act and New York's Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, says Caroline Morgan at Culhane Meadows.
The Arizona Supreme Court's recent decision to eliminate prohibitions on nonlawyer ownership of law firms may show that the organized bar's long-standing rhetoric that such rules are essential to protecting the legal profession's core values is overblown, say Anthony Sebok at Cardozo School of Law and Bradley Wendel at Cornell Law School.
Mark Dawkins and Jenny Arlington at Akin Gump analyze the Law Society and Tech London Advocates' recent guidance on blockchain, smart legal contracts, crypto assets and other advanced technologies, and explain why legal practitioners should familiarize themselves with it.
Best practices that can help litigators write convincing discovery motions include thinking about the audience, addressing a few key questions, and leaving out boilerplate from supporting briefs, says Tom Connally at Hogan Lovells.
Congress has multiple means to take the politics out of federal judicial nominations and restore the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court — three of which can be implemented without a constitutional amendment, says Franklin Amanat at DiCello Levitt.