An Illinois plaintiff alleging Clearview AI's searchable face database violates the state's biometric privacy law has "no right to control the litigation and disposition of any claim other than his own" and can't intervene in similar cases pending in the Southern District of New York, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.
King & Spalding LLP fired back at WhatsApp's "drastic" bid to disqualify the law firm from representing an Israeli spyware company that the messaging app has accused of hacking its users' phones, arguing that FBI Director Christopher Wray and two others who previously advised WhatsApp departed the firm "long before" the suit was filed last year.
Jennifer Lopez's production company is urging a New York federal judge to toss a $40 million defamation lawsuit brought by the woman whose story inspired the hit movie "Hustlers," calling it her "most recent attempt to capitalize on her involvement in this scheme."
A Kansas City personal injury firm being sued by former client Hiscox Insurance for allegedly mishandling a cyberattack argued on Monday that the novel case should be chopped down to a single legal malpractice claim.
A Democratic commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission warned in a speech Thursday that the U.S. could repeat missteps it made in the wireless equipment market if it fails to get ahead of China in satellite broadband technology.
Facebook is asking the Texas Supreme Court to dismiss three lawsuits that accuse the company of providing an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit, extort and recruit children into the sex trade, arguing it can't be held liable for what third parties post on its website.
Citing the potential for additional cost and squabbling among the attorneys, a Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday said she would not allow a Philadelphia-area county to take direct responsibility for cutting checks from a potential $14 million settlement to resolve class claims over its illegal publication of criminal records online.
Comcast told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that a subscriber's proposed class action accusing it of violating privacy laws by collecting personal information for advertising purposes belongs in arbitration, arguing that the California Supreme Court's McGill decision barring class waivers doesn't apply.
An unsolicited fax to a doctor's office offering a free webinar was not an "advertisement" in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act since there was nothing being sold, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled.
A medical pot dispensary in California was the latest in a slew of cannabis companies to face a proposed class action over Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations for allegedly sending unwanted spam marketing texts.
A market research firm and its former parent asked the Third Circuit for en banc rehearing of a divided panel decision that said unwanted faxes seeking individuals' participation in market surveys violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Deloitte Consulting LLP has been hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court accusing the company of dropping the ball on securing personally identifiable information for those applying for benefits under the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed an amicus brief Friday in defense of Maine's new online privacy law, as several telecom trade groups contend the law violates the First Amendment and seek to strike it down.
A group of retired federal judges urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to reject a petition by Michael Flynn asking the appeals court to order a judge to immediately grant the Trump administration's controversial request to dismiss the criminal case against the president's former national security adviser.
Newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Friday declassified the highly sought-after transcripts of Michael Flynn's conversations with a Russian ambassador to the U.S. during President Donald Trump's transition to office in December 2016.
A prominent New Jersey psychologist whose license was suspended after he disclosed sensitive patient information to debt collection attorneys is stuck with more than $100,000 in sanctions after a state appellate court found his violations were egregious.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday stepped up pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether popular video-sharing app TikTok is "blatantly flouting" a deal with the commission that required it to significantly strengthen its children's privacy protections, a push that came just a day after more than a dozen U.S. House Democrats issued a similar call.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to cause delays and waivers in the patent and trademark worlds, and also has led to questions about who owns the rights to a key antiviral drug and whether Zoom should be concerned about its trademark.
Satellite operator Ligado Networks pushed back on the U.S. Department of Defense's bid to nix its planned 5G network by defending the Federal Communications Commission's green light for the project in a filing Friday.
Twitter, Reddit and an e-commerce trade group backed two documentary film organizations' challenge to a U.S. Department of State requirement for overseas visa applicants to turn over their social media handles, saying it would limit anonymous free speech.
Top Golf USA Inc. and a group of former workers have staked out opposing positions on whether the Seventh Circuit's recent ruling on federal standing in Illinois biometric privacy litigation helps or hurts the company's attempt to keep the dispute in federal court.
A California federal judge has denied a bid to disqualify a firm from representing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in a civil rights case because it employed a paralegal who once worked for the firm representing the man who filed the case, rejecting allegations that the worker "switched sides."
Canon Inc. and TCL Electronics Holdings Ltd. told a Texas federal judge Friday they had cut a deal to resolve Canon's infringement suit over the TCL Roku TV, likely leaving unanswered whether Canon can get remote access to third-party Roku's source code during the coronavirus pandemic.
A cannabis marketing company has asked a California federal court for a timeout in a proposed class action over unwanted texts, saying the fate of the law that consumers are suing under hangs in the balance before the U.S. Supreme Court.
More than 6,000 EasyJet customers are gearing up to test European Union data rules in a group lawsuit seeking damages from the airline after a cyberattack left their personal details exposed to hackers, lawyers representing the claimants said.
The current decrease in formality and increase in common ground due to the work-from-home environment can make it easier to have a networking conversation, says Megan Burke Roudebush at Keepwith.
The Federal Trade Commission's notification rule for nonhealth companies that suffer health record data breaches is too narrow, and should be replaced by a federal privacy law that provides uniform and meaningful protections for consumers, says Dena Castricone at DMC Law.
One mistake that attorneys commonly make when presenting a case to a third-party funder is focusing almost exclusively on liability and giving short shrift to the damages analysis — resulting in an aspirational damages estimate that falls apart under scrutiny, say Cindy Ahn and Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Casey Grabenstein at Saul Ewing.
Attorneys at WilmerHale highlight recent developments in privilege law, the significant challenges raised by nontraditional working arrangements popularized during the pandemic, and ways to avoid waiving attorney-client privilege when using electronic communications.
As state and federal courts in California begin to reopen, strategic decisions need to be made about where cases should be filed, public and private perception of litigation conduct, alternative plans for discovery, and more, says attorney Steven Brower.
As the U.S. Department of Justice continues to focus on prosecuting trade secret theft by China, U.S. companies are also filing private civil lawsuits against Chinese companies in federal courts, relying on both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and state trade secret laws, say attorneys at Wiggin and Dana.
Jad Sheikali at Honigman outlines the ever-growing list of issues facing companies defending class actions under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and how jurisdictional pitfalls and recent developments in preemption may affect defense strategies.
While pulling off an effective summer associate program this year will be no easy feat, law firms' investments in their future attorneys should be considered necessary even during this difficult time, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
Bias in artificial intelligence algorithms is inevitable, so companies that use AI should take proactive steps to avoid disparate impact on legally protected classes and minimize the risk of lawsuits, say Brig. Gen. Patrick Huston at the Army JAG Corps and Lourdes Fuentes-Slater at Karta Legal.
History suggests that legal malpractice claims will rise following the current economic downturn, and while a certain percentage of the claims will be unavoidable, there are prophylactic steps that law firms can take, says John Johnson at Cozen O'Connor.
In U.S. v. Van Buren, the U.S. Supreme Court should follow burglary and trespass cases to limit the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s scope to accessing or misusing employer data and avoid the absurd result of criminalizing an employee's unauthorized Facebook visit, say Anthony Volini and Karen Heart at DePaul University.
Today's need for social distancing creates unique challenges for hospitals in ensuring that medical staff peer reviews can proceed properly and fairly using remote hearing procedures, says Ron Ravikoff at JAMS.
Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.
Pandemic circumstances put health care facilities in a bind — they must continue to treat their patients, protect patient privacy, and ensure they have sufficient staff who are ready and willing to work, while also protecting themselves from the heightened threat of whistleblower and retaliation lawsuits, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
Companies can prepare for Federal Trade Commission privacy and consumer protection investigations by taking practical and effective steps to meet their obligations while also minimizing burden and streamlining the process in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.