Celebrity chef Marc Murphy has been slapped with a proposed class action in New York state court alleging that staff members working events for his upscale Benchmarc catering company were denied tips, making only an hourly rate that for some was below minimum wage.
The founders of the Cards Against Humanity party game have agreed to end an infringement suit against a company it accused of selling a knockoff called "Humanity Hates Trump," according to an order on Monday in New York federal court.
Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president ordered to forfeit $6.7 million for his role in international soccer’s massive bribery scandal, asked a New York federal judge Monday to postpone his scheduled September sentencing for six months.
Two former Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. executives cut a roughly $1.4 million deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday to resolve allegations they overstated the Massachusetts-based online marketing company's subscriber base by over 424,000 subscriptions in its public filings.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that pop star Will.i.am cannot register "#WILLPOWER" as a trademark, issuing a precedential opinion that the addition of a social media hash mark does little to make a trademark more distinctive.
Bankrupt musical instrument maker Gibson Brands Inc. told a Delaware judge Monday that creditor GSO Capital agreed to put off a dispute over its claim until after the debtor's Chapter 11 plan is confirmed because the process for determining the exact amount of the claim would take too much time.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday denied VidAngel Inc.'s bid to revive antitrust counterclaims targeting Disney Enterprises Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC and other movie studios in a copyright suit against it, finding that the family-friendly streaming service hadn’t shown a conspiracy against it.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday tossed a civil judgment against a moving company that lost a valuable cast of famed Rodin statue "The Kiss," but the panel upheld a $1.8 million verdict against the woman who had the artwork hauled away without the owner's knowledge.
Net neutrality advocates were due Monday to file briefs officially opposing the Trump administration’s reversal of rules that mandated internet service providers deliver all web traffic equally, with groups including Mozilla and Public Knowledge arguing that the FCC radically reversed course and acted illegally in doing so.
A Tampa rap artist was sentenced Friday in Florida federal court to three years behind bars for running a tax refund scheme that bilked nearly $150,000 from the IRS while he was a student at Tallahassee Community College.
A management consultant and academic sued Facebook Inc. in Florida federal court Friday, alleging the social media company should be liable for damage caused to his reputation by an imposter who pretended to be him on the site and listed mocking personal details, including that he was educated at the “Prostitute University of Dallas.”
Stephen King urged a Florida federal judge on Monday to reject a bid for an early win by the nephew of a comic book writer who claims King ripped off his uncle's “The Rook” time-traveling comic books to create the Roland Deschain character in King’s “Dark Tower” series.
Grande Communications warned a Texas federal judge Friday that Universal Music Group and a host of other recording companies are trying to make internet service providers their “de facto copyright enforcement agents.”
PopSugar Inc. urged a California federal court on Friday to toss a law degree-holding Instagram influencer’s proposed class action over allegedly copied posts, arguing that she can’t accuse them of copyright infringement without proving that she registered the copyrights before filing suit.
A California federal judge has ruled that retired players cannot collectively sue Electronic Arts Inc. for featuring them in Madden NFL video games without authorization, a major victory for the game maker after years of litigation.
The Federal Circuit on Monday upheld an award of $737,000 in attorneys’ fees to pop stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, agreeing with a lower court that a failed patent suit against them over display technology was unreasonable and weak.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived a lawsuit against CBS over radio broadcasts of so-called pre-1972 recordings, overturning a novel ruling that “remastered” versions of old tracks are entirely new copyrighted songs.
An Illinois federal judge has handed a victory to Comcast in a $75 million suit alleging the cable giant refused to do business with advertisers unless they used the company’s own advertising system, finding it wasn’t anti-competitive for Comcast to refuse to do business with a smaller advertising firm.
The Eleventh Circuit revived 30 consolidated lawsuits alleging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc. fails to properly accommodate guests with autism by making them wait for rides, ruling Friday that a bench trial should decide whether those visitors have access to the same experience as nonautistic patrons.
Cooley LLP said Thursday that it has hired a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP trial partner with experience representing financial institutions and sports and entertainment clients in securities and antitrust litigation, as well as in international and domestic arbitrations, bolstering its offerings in New York.
While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.
The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
When the FBI seized a New York Times journalist’s phone and email records earlier this year, the press was outraged. The authority to seize documents from a reporter has a higher threshold of approval than for normal investigations, and the failure to follow those requirements has a unique statutory remedy, say Thomas Barnard and Macy Climo of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
Soon the Texas Supreme Court will consider under what circumstances Glassdoor should be compelled to reveal the identities of anonymous reviewers. Skadden attorneys Margaret Krawiec and Thomas Parnham discuss how courts over the years have answered the fundamental First Amendment question of whether to unmask an internet user who chooses to speak anonymously.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
The Second Circuit's recent ruling in Anderson News v. American Media clarifies the application of summary judgment standards in antitrust conspiracy cases, including with respect to how record and expert evidence is analyzed, say George Gordon and Thomas Miller of Dechert LLP.