Media & Entertainment

  • December 03, 2021

    DC Circ. Probes Interference Risks Of SpaceX's Starlink

    The D.C. Circuit probed Friday whether the Federal Communications Commission responsibly approved changes to SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite constellation, with a three-judge panel homing in on whether the agency rightly concluded that an environmental review was unnecessary and whether it correctly relied on a forthcoming international compliance certification.

  • December 03, 2021

    Disney, Netflix, WB Slam 2 Video Sites Over Streaming Piracy

    Disney Enterprises, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Netflix and other entertainment powerhouses accused two streaming websites of selling pirated access to their biggest movies and television shows, such as "Harry Potter" movies and "The Office," according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court.

  • December 03, 2021

    Motley Rice Atty To Lead PlayStation Antitrust Class

    A California federal judge appointed Michael M. Buchman of Motley Rice LLC as interim lead counsel for a consolidated antitrust class action against Sony over PlayStation digital downloads.

  • December 03, 2021

    Accessible Phone Co. To Pay $40.5M For FCC Rule Violations

    The Federal Communications Commission has struck a $40.5 million deal with an accessible phone call company accused of wasting the government funds it was given to provide call services to people with hearing and speech disabilities, according to the agency.

  • December 03, 2021

    Netflix Improperly Poached Fox Execs, Calif. Panel Says

    Netflix has lost its bid to overturn a lower court injunction barring the streaming giant from poaching Fox executives with fixed-term contracts, after a California appellate court panel unanimously affirmed the decision.

  • December 03, 2021

    Apple Claims Of Epic's Control 'Simply Untrue,' 9th Circ. Told

    App developers seeking to weigh in on Epic Games' Ninth Circuit bid to stop Apple's ban on steering users to alternative payment methods blasted Apple for asserting that the coalition of developers is controlled by the video game company and should not be allowed to file an amicus brief.

  • December 03, 2021

    Feds, Trump Tell 2nd Circ. Defamation Case Belongs With DOJ

    Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and Donald Trump on Friday urged the Second Circuit to find that the former president was acting within the scope of his office when he made allegedly defamatory remarks about a writer who accused him of rape.

  • December 03, 2021

    DISH Network Wins $4.4M In Pirated Content Suit

    A New York federal judge has awarded DISH Network LLC more than $4.4 million in the satellite pay-TV giant's lawsuit accusing two companies of illegally streaming content exclusively licensed to DISH for distribution.

  • December 03, 2021

    GBG USA Moving Toward Ch. 11 Plan Following Diddy Sale

    A bankrupt subsidiary of clothing brand owner Global Brands Group told a New York judge Friday that it plans to get court approval for a sale of Sean "Diddy" Combs' former clothing line on Dec. 22, which will allow it to finalize a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation.

  • December 03, 2021

    Ex-Knicks Star Fights Sanctions Threat For Failed Assault Suit

    Former Knicks star Charles Oakley told a Manhattan federal judge that Madison Square Garden and its chairman can't pursue sanctions over a protracted legal battle regarding his 2017 ejection from the arena because the case was brought in good faith and has already been dismissed.

  • December 03, 2021

    Yale Clinic Helping Ga. Election Workers Sue For Defamation

    Lecturers and students from one of Yale Law School's practice-based legal clinics are part of a multistate team, including private law firm attorneys and an advocacy group's counsel, helping two Georgia election workers sue a media outlet in Missouri circuit court for defamation over its claims about fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

  • December 03, 2021

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen Nintendo take on U.K. internet providers, collapsed TV company Arena take on its directors, and major fashion brands chase MasterCard for swipe fees. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • December 03, 2021

    Bloomberg Reporter Suffers Setback In Whistleblowing Suit

    A journalist suing Bloomberg will not be allowed to argue that complaints he made about the focus of climate crisis coverage are protected under whistleblowing rules after a judge ruled on Friday that they did not meet the public interest test.

  • December 02, 2021

    Nev. Justices Say Gunmakers Immune In Vegas Shooting Suit

    The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday said unanimously that state law immunizes gun manufacturers, such as Colt's Manufacturing Co. LLC, from wrongful death and negligence suits in connection with the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, answering a certified question posed by a federal court.

  • December 02, 2021

    9th Circ. Rejects Oakland's Suit Over Raiders' Vegas Move

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday put an end to a lawsuit by the city of Oakland, California, claiming the NFL and its teams violated antitrust law by allowing the Raiders to move to Las Vegas, saying Oakland simply could not afford to keep the team.

  • December 02, 2021

    IP Forecast: 9th Circ. To Eye Class Cert. In Rock Music Fight

    A Ninth Circuit panel next week will consider whether a California federal court wrongly certified classes of rock musicians and composers accusing a website of marketing unauthorized recordings of rock concerts. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

  • December 02, 2021

    Asset Manager Defiance Launches 1st ETF Focused On NFTs

    An exchange-traded fund focused on the burgeoning digital assets known as non-fungible tokens started trading Thursday, the fund's sponsor, Defiance ETFs, announced.

  • December 02, 2021

    Space Needle's Insurer Can't Keep Virus Coverage Row In NY

    The Space Needle's suit for coverage of its pandemic losses can be litigated outside of New York, an Empire State appeals court ruled Thursday, upholding a finding that the building's insurer had tried to do an "end run" around Washington forum-selection rules.

  • December 02, 2021

    Judge Doubts Google Advertisers' Click-Fraud Suit Cert. Bid

    A California federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical about certifying a class of Google advertisers in a lawsuit recently revived by the Ninth Circuit challenging certain Google click estimates, saying the case isn't a typical false advertising case and the advertisers have a "reliance problem."

  • December 02, 2021

    'Housewives' Star Says Feds Poisoned Trial With Hulu Doc

    "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah said two U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators ignored Manhattan federal court rules by discussing her telemarketing fraud charges ahead of trial in a Hulu documentary released Monday.

  • December 02, 2021

    Artist Jeff Koons Accused Of Ripping Off Serpent Sculpture

    Pop culture artist Jeff Koons incorporated without permission an artist's sculpture of a serpent wrapped around a rock pedestal to create artwork featuring Koons clutching the lingerie-clad body of Italian adult film actress Cicciolina, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in New York.

  • December 02, 2021

    Users Appeal Section 230 Ruling In Reddit Child Porn Suit

    A proposed class is taking its fight with Reddit to the Ninth Circuit after a California federal court found that Section 230 liability protections shield the company from allegations of profiting off of child pornography.

  • December 02, 2021

    Judge Told To Slash 'Friday The 13th' Writer's $1.2M Atty Fees

    The fees that screenwriter Victor Miller seeks for the prominent copyright attorney who secured his win for the rights to his "Friday the 13th" script are needlessly high and based on improper tactics, according to opposition counsel's Wednesday memorandum.

  • December 02, 2021

    NC Theaters Ask 7th Circ. To Revive Virus Coverage Suit

    A North Carolina movie theater chain asked the Seventh Circuit to revive its COVID-19 coverage lawsuit against Houston Casualty Co., arguing that a district judge ignored its allegations of contamination and should've followed decisions that favored policyholders.

  • December 02, 2021

    House Passes Trio Of Bills Aimed At Cybersecurity, 6G

    The U.S. House has passed three bills directing the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to address cybersecurity in mobile networks, study 6G and launch a cybersecurity literacy campaign.

Expert Analysis

  • What FTC Report Reveals About ISP Data Collection

    Author Photo

    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent report on the privacy practices of six internet service providers will likely affirm suspicions about consumer data collection and use, but it also touches on several points regarding user engagement, deceptive claims and antitrust that are worth drawing out, says Andrew Stivers at NERA Economic Consulting.

  • Without Leadership Buy-In, Law Firm DEI Efforts Stand To Fail

    Author Photo

    A law firm's diversity, equity and inclusion strategies need the full attention and support of its top leadership to succeed, and requiring the firm's key decision makers to join the DEI committee can make the difference, says Noble Allen at Hinckley Allen.

  • Series

    Confronting Origination Credit: Self-Advocacy Tips For Attys

    Author Photo

    Female lawyers and lawyers of color have historically not been privy to the rules of the origination credit game, but they can employ various strategies to increase the chances of receiving the credit they are due, such as enlisting allies for support and tracking inequity patterns, says Marianne Trost at The Women Lawyers Coach.

  • A Real-World Guide To Staying Discovery In Federal Court

    Author Photo

    Pleas for stay of discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are often rejected when motions to dismiss are pending due to a tenacious tangle of case law, imposing financial and administrative burdens on parties, but some unambiguous rules of thumb can be gleaned to maximize the chances of a discovery stay, says Amir Shachmurove at Reed Smith.

  • How Advice-Of-Counsel Defense May Fare In Bannon Case

    Author Photo

    While it appears that Steve Bannon will say he relied on the advice of his counsel to defend contempt of Congress charges for noncompliance with a House subpoena, the viability of this argument turns on the precise contours of the legal advice his attorney provided, says Steven Gordon at Holland & Knight.

  • Mitigating Inflation's Impact On Commercial Contracts

    Author Photo

    As accelerating inflation threatens to turn many commercial contracts unprofitable for sellers, lessors and lenders, prospects of court relief are slim, but certain contract clauses and revisions can help, says Jonathan Hugg at Schnader Harrison.

  • Did Trump's SPAC Violate Federal Securities Law?

    Author Photo

    Amid speculation of an impending U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission crackdown on special purpose acquisition company regulation, former President Donald Trump's social media-related SPAC could face securities law scrutiny and civil litigation, say Michelle Genet Bernstein and Daniel Maland at Mark Migdal & Hayden.

  • Heed These Rules, Or Risk Your Argument On Appeal

    Author Photo

    Failing to meet the scattered requirements for appellate preservation can have dire consequences, so litigants must understand the relevant briefing rules, the differences between waiver and forfeiture, and the four components of a pressed argument in order to get their case fully considered on appeal and avoid sanctions or dismissal, says Michael Soyfer at Quinn Emanuel.

  • Early ESG Due Diligence Can Minimize Risk, Maximize Reward

    Author Photo

    Companies can no longer afford to ignore environmental, social and corporate governance due diligence — the risks and rewards have become too great when it comes to pre-deal merger and acquisition transactions, supply chain audits, routine company audits and beyond, says Kimberly Jaimez at Pillsbury.

  • What To Include In Orders Governing Remote Arbitration

    Author Photo

    When conducting remote arbitration, attorneys should negotiate written orders that spell out clear rules on technology accommodations, document handling, witness readiness and other key considerations to ensure parties' rights are protected and the neutral's time is not wasted, say Matthew Williams and Christina Sarchio at Dechert.

  • Opinion

    Insurers Should Honor Astroworld Coverage Obligations

    Author Photo

    While insurers may be eager to shift blame on Astroworld showrunner Travis Scott for conditions that resulted in 10 deaths and dozens of injuries, arguments suggesting the tragedy shouldn't be covered appear baseless in light of the facts and the law, says Benjamin Massarsky at Miller Friel.

  • Preplanning For Brand, Sponsor Management Of Olympic TMs

    Author Photo

    Ahead of the 2024 summer Olympic Games, there are several important actions internal intellectual property groups of brand owners and sponsors should take to properly manage trademarks for Olympics properties, including developing a game plan to police infringement, says Jayne Durden at Anaqua.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: CBRE GC Talks Effective Compliance Emails

    Author Photo

    Good corporate governance requires communicating expectations for ethical conduct, but compliance emails need not be overly technical — a relatable story told in simple language with humility and respect can create internal communications that drive home the message, says Laurence Midler at CBRE.

  • Revisiting Loss Calculations For Business Interruption Claims

    Author Photo

    As business interruption insurance claims from COVID-19 and other recent catastrophes flood the courts, David Yohai and Heather Weaver at Weil examine two common judicial approaches to calculating losses, survey their outsize effect on an insured's recovery, and discuss how the influx of new decisions will change the landscape.

  • The Hazards Of Female Lawyers Being 'Office Moms'

    Author Photo

    Female attorneys are frequently credited with being the "office moms" who do critical but undervalued work — from bringing birthday cakes to serving on diversity committees — but as lawyers return to offices, now is a good time for employers to rectify the gender imbalance that disadvantages women, say Ninth Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown and Fine Kaplan partner Roberta Liebenberg.

Want to publish in Law360?


Submit an idea
Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!