Media & Entertainment

  • June 27, 2017

    6th Circ. Won't Revive Time Magazine Suit, Despite Standing

    A class of Time Inc. magazine subscribers lost their bid Monday to reignite claims that their data was illegally sold to marketing companies, after the Sixth Circuit ruled that, despite the subscribers having standing to sue, Michigan’s privacy law didn’t apply because the subscriptions were purchased through third parties.

  • June 27, 2017

    A Look At New Jersey's Quarter-Century Sports Betting Saga

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to review the state of New Jersey’s case over allowing casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, keeping the hopes of the state and other sports betting proponents alive. Here, Law360 looks at New Jersey’s quarter-century-long dance with sports betting.

  • June 27, 2017

    BREAKING: Justices To Tackle Sports Betting Legalization In NJ Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will address a federal law banning states from authorizing sports betting, on Tuesday choosing to hear a challenge brought by New Jersey over its latest attempt to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks — a surprise move that will have the U.S. sports and gambling industries on their toes. 

  • June 26, 2017

    IAC Drops Stock-Shuffling Plans, Negating Class Action

    Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp has dropped a plan to create a new class of nonvoting stock, immediately negating a consolidated class action that followed the company’s announcement last fall, according to filings submitted Friday to Delaware Chancery Court.

  • June 26, 2017

    Judge Pauses $280M TCPA Penalty Against Dish

    Dish Network won a pause on a $280 million judgment against the company for violations of do-not-call laws when an Illinois federal judge granted its request for more time to launch its appeal, according to an order on Monday.

  • June 26, 2017

    Facebook Privacy Suit Can Stay In Canada, High Court Says

    Canada’s highest court on Friday rejected Facebook’s argument that a class action in British Columbia over the site’s use of members’ likenesses in advertisements could only be litigated in California, ruling in a split decision that the “gross inequality of bargaining powers between the parties” rendered the company's forum selection agreement unenforceable.

  • June 26, 2017

    Disney Ducks 'Zootopia' Copyright Case, For Now

    A California federal judge on Monday tentatively tossed a copyright suit claiming The Walt Disney Co. lifted the smash animated hit “Zootopia” from a successful screenwriter’s unproduced treatment, questioning the writer's decision not to attach the purportedly infringed work to the suit but granting permission to refile a more detailed complaint.

  • June 26, 2017

    Postgame: Slants Attys Talk High Court Victory

    Following their landmark victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Archer PC team that represented The Slants talked with Law360 — about the origins of their case, about the Washington Redskins and about what the decision means for their client.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Despite a contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court term itself was mellow this year, with more unanimous cases and fewer controversial decisions. Still, there were a handful of business rulings that packed a punch.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    One firm went undefeated at the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Another built on last year’s winning streak. And some high court powerhouses took their lumps. Here, Law360 breaks down how the firms most frequently seen at oral arguments performed this term.

  • June 26, 2017

    IP Cases Led The Pack In High Court Amicus Briefs

    Intellectual property cases took four of the top 10 spots on Law360's ranking of the U.S. Supreme Court cases that attracted the most amicus briefs this term, as disputes involving issues like patent exhaustion and offensive trademarks each generated dozens of amicus filings.

  • June 26, 2017

    Wisconsin Says Tribe Must Cough Up Casino Revenue

    The state of Wisconsin on Monday filed a counterclaim against the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in the tribe’s suit seeking to halt plans to expand a Ho-Chunk Nation casino, asking a federal judge to rule that the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe must make an upcoming revenue sharing payment to the state.

  • June 26, 2017

    'Soup Nazi' Distributor Says Investor Tried To Disrupt Ch. 11

    The company that distributes products from the chef that inspired the Soup Nazi character on “Seinfeld” asked the Delaware bankruptcy court on Monday to stop what it claimed was a malicious attempt by a penny stock investment firm to derail its bankruptcy.

  • June 26, 2017

    'Steve Harvey Show' Wins Trim Of Music Co.'s $42.3M IP Suit

    A California federal judge granted “The Steve Harvey Show” a partial win Friday in a music production company’s $42.3 million copyright infringement suit alleging that the television show’s second season used unlicensed copies of its recordings, finding that it could face potential liability only on a single registered compilation of musical works.

  • June 26, 2017

    Fox Says Bias Suit Fails To Show Blame At Corporate Level

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. on Friday blasted a local TV reporter’s New York federal suit alleging a misogynistic culture in the company’s corporate offices led to her mistreatment at a local affiliate, calling her complaint long on rhetoric but short on facts.

  • June 26, 2017

    Preet Bharara To Host Podcast At Brother's Media Firm

    Ex-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara surprised legal and media communities on Monday when he revealed he’s taking his tweets to the next level by joining his brother Vinit’s media company Some Spider Studios as an exceutive vice president and podcast host.

  • June 26, 2017

    Co. Owner Sued By Regions Bank Cleared In Ponzi Scheme

    An investor in a Ponzi scheme who was accused by Regions Bank NA of kiting checks to cover up the fraud was cleared on Friday when a Florida federal judge concluded that Marvin Kaplan had no idea he was taking part in a scam.

  • June 26, 2017

    Exercise Org. Urges Judge To Trim Sanctions In CrossFit Suit

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association asked a California federal judge on Friday to rethink sanctions issued against it in a false advertising suit filed by CrossFit Inc., saying there’s no evidence that the organization intentionally withheld documents.

  • June 26, 2017

    Ex-Rigzone Execs, DHI Strike Deal In Info Theft Suit

    An energy industry networking site that sued its former chief and his colleagues after they allegedly started a rival site with stolen information has reached a deal with the defendants, leading a Texas federal judge to conditionally dismiss the case Monday.

  • June 26, 2017

    FCC’s Pai Says Net Neutrality Plan Returns ‘Light Touch’

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in remarks Monday in Sweden that the agency’s proposal to reverse course on the 2015 Open Internet Order will bring back an earlier “light touch” approach and clear the way for network investment.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Leegin's 10-Year Checkup: US Influence On RPM Overseas

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    In recent decades, as the rule of reason has been extended to analysis of vertical restraints in U.S. antitrust law, competition law regimes in other countries have likewise applied greater flexibility to the analysis of nonprice vertical restraints. However, none has gone so far as to adopt the U.S. Supreme Court's Leegin rule for resale price maintenance, say attorneys with Jones Day.

  • An Interview With Floyd Abrams

    Randy Maniloff

    It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Bucking Tradition: NewLaw And The Coming Millennials

    Jill Dessalines

    Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.

  • Series

    Leegin's 10-Year Checkup: State RPM Rules Vs. Federal Rule

    Michael Lindsay

    Experienced practitioners swiftly recognized a practical barrier to implementing a national program of resale price maintenance agreements under Leegin’s more permissive approach — the antitrust laws of 50 states. The last decade has largely confirmed those initial reactions, say Michael Lindsay and Matthew Ralph, who lead Dorsey & Whitney LLP's antitrust practice.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: We Feel, We Decide

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    Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.

  • Series

    Leegin's 10-Year Checkup: RPM Rule Breeds Inconsistency

    Melissa Maxman

    The U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 Leegin decision aimed to loosen resale price maintenance restrictions on manufacturers, recognizing that such restrictions often come at the expense of competition at the manufacturer level. But much unpredictability and confusion have followed, say Melissa Maxman, Ronald Wick and Lara Kroop Delamarre of Cohen & Gresser LLP.

  • Opinion

    Justice Kennedy's Moderating Influence On The High Court

    Nan Aron

    The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.

  • Why Likes And Retweets Are Worth Protecting In Bankruptcy

    Victoria Cioppettini

    Bankruptcy counsel armed with knowledge about how to leverage the potentially lucrative asset of a company’s user-generated content — testimonials, reviews, likes, retweets, shares and other customer-driven communications — will be able to maximize the value of the company, defend litigation without spoliation of evidence, and help the corporation achieve an orderly reorganization, say Victoria Cioppettini and Susan Usatine of Cole Schotz PC.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Juror-Posed Questions

    Roy Futterman

    One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • 10 Problems To Avoid In Social Media Influencer Marketing

    Neal Tabachnick

    Most social media influencers are young and successful, a combination that can create great opportunity for your company, as well as major pitfalls. Some contract provisions can help keep things on track, says Neal Tabachnick of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP.