The Third and Seventh circuits on Friday offered their conflicting takes on whether a claimed statutory privacy violation is enough to establish standing under the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, highlighting a potentially more welcoming atmosphere in the Third Circuit and placing a significant emphasis on exactly how a plaintiff's privacy rights were allegedly violated.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said Monday that he wants to find a bipartisan “legislative solution” to protecting the open internet, following repeated Republican criticism of the FCC’s order on net neutrality.
The consumer suing Spokeo over its alleged reporting of inaccurate information in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on Monday directed the Ninth Circuit’s attention to a pair of recent appellate court decisions, including one by the Ninth Circuit, which he says confirms his own standing to sue.
A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community’s bid to resurrect its claims challenging another tribe’s proposed casino hotel, saying the Colusa’s attempt to rehash already-rejected arguments failed.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that adult website operator Perfect 10 Inc. couldn’t directly sue an online service provider over images illegally shared by users over its network, rejecting the argument that the U.S. Supreme Court's Aereo ruling had removed the so-called “volitional conduct” requirement for such claims.
Jay Z's Roc Nation LLC on Monday in Texas federal court won its bid to throw out the last claim against it in a suit accusing the entertainment company’s athlete marketing unit of poaching Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant from another marketer.
Advocacy group Public Knowledge pledged in an open letter Friday to fight anew for affordable communications and freedom of expression as President Donald Trump was sworn in and a GOP commissioner opposed to the 2015 Open Internet Order was selected as chairman.
A Mexican grower whose failed relationship with a U.S. produce marketer led to six years of litigation and arbitration has urged an Arizona federal judge to convert its award into a $1.2 million judgment against the marketer.
An energy professional networking website urged a Texas federal judge Friday to keep a former executive in a suit claiming he conspired with others to steal information for a competitor's website, arguing it had adequately shown that he was a key member of the alleged conspiracy.
Universal Studios Hollywood theme park food stand attendants have hit NBCUniversal with a suit in California state court under the Private Attorneys General Act alleging it failed to pay minimum wages for all hours worked and failed to provide meal and rest breaks in violation of California state labor law.
The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians asked a California federal judge on Friday to end another tribe’s bid to build a casino in Northern California, arguing that a tribe cannot force the state to allow gambling on a site that is not already set aside for it.
Copyright infringement claims against the publisher of the Yellow Pages are dead, a Delaware judge ruled Thursday, because the owner of stock photos used in the directories has already litigated those claims and the court has already issued a ruling on the matter. Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the conclusion of the opinion. The story has been corrected.
Sprint and rapper Jay Z’s Tidal have entered into a partnership that will see the telecom giant acquire a 33 percent stake in the music streaming service and give Sprint’s 45 million retail customers access to its content, the companies said Monday.
The head of Arizona's gambling department told a federal court Friday that it should not reconsider an order denying the Tohono O'odham Nation’s bid for a quick win in a suit over its right to offer Las Vegas-style gambling near Phoenix, saying the nation’s bid to have the court rethink the order is procedurally improper.
AMC Theaters has agreed to buy private equity-backed Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB in a deal worth 8.25 billion Swedish krona ($929 million), the companies said Monday, adding to AMC’s portfolio one of the largest theater operators in Europe.
Irell & Manella LLP delivered important litigation victories for CBS, Hulu and other clients and helped to ink major deals like Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Media & Entertainment Groups of the Year.
Fox Rothschild LLP has announced that it has bolstered its entertainment law practice group with the addition of six high-profile attorneys from Lommen Abdo PA in its Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C., offices.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP defended Rolling Stone in highly publicized cases concerning the magazine’s discredited article about an alleged gang rape — getting one suit tossed and damages slashed in another — and beat back a libel claim by a woman who alleged a fictional character was based on her, earning its media team a spot among Law360’s Media & Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
Canada’s Competition Bureau announced Friday that it has reached settlements with Apple, Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster ending its price-fixing allegations and allowing Canadian retailers to offer discounts on e-books by those publishers, but is taking HarperCollins to court over its alleged price-fixing.
The Seventh Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a Time Warner Cable Inc. subscriber’s proposed class action against the company for storing former customers’ personal information, saying the man had neither alleged nor offered any evidence of concrete harm, citing Spokeo.
2016 was a busy year for litigation and regulation in the areas of marketing and advertising, impacting a wide variety of industries. Charulata Pagar of VLP Law Group LLP reviews some of the important highlights from the past year and discusses what to expect in 2017.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s position on music licensing will — and is intended to — reinforce the current system of collective licensing of performance rights. Permitting partial withdrawal while also requiring full-work licensing would be a more pro-competitive policy, say Thomas Lenard of the Technology Policy Institute and Lawrence White of the NYU Stern School of Business.
While some courts have declined to apply the common-law doctrine of champerty to invalidate third-party litigation funding agreements, two recent rulings by appellate courts in New York and Pennsylvania have brought renewed attention to champerty principles, casting doubts on the legality of certain forms of third-party litigation funding, say John Beisner and Jordan Schwartz of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
A new California law requires a certificate of authenticity for all autographed items sold by dealers for over $5. Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang addressed concerns over potential overreach by clarifying that the law was not meant to affect the autographed book and art market. However, courts are not bound to give any credence to those statements, say Daniel Fong and Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
Instead of trying to change the new workforce to follow a law firm's existing processes and procedures, perhaps it's time for firms to start changing their processes and procedures to better accommodate the mentality of this next generation of lawyers, says Christopher Imperiale, a law firm adviser with Berdon LLP.
While companies may think they are in the antitrust clear with asset swap transactions, two recent divestiture orders make clear that regulators will apply the same rigorous antitrust analysis in such deals as they would in a traditional merger or acquisition, says Meytal McCoy of Mayer Brown LLP.
In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...
As home to high art auction prices and hefty sales and use taxes, New York City has seen its share of art-related tax fraud. Now, as law enforcement scrutinizes tax compliance in the art world, collectors may wish to avoid New York sales taxes legally, by shipping their purchases to a domestic freeport, say Desiree Moore and Blaise Niosi of K&L Gates LLP.
Every year, statistics reveal very little change in the number of women and minorities in the ranks of partnership. So how do law firms change this painfully slow rate of progress? It takes more than adding a diversity policy or a women’s leadership program to the current law firm business model, says Lucia Chiocchio, co-chair of Cuddy & Feder LLP's telecommunications and land use, zoning & development groups.
President-elect Donald Trump just won a libel case against a critic — for the very same reason that real estate developer Donald Trump lost a libel case against a critic more than 30 years ago. But the new case, and the atmosphere of the 2016 presidential campaign, may significantly alter libel law, says Mark Sableman of Thompson Coburn LLP.