Sony, Warner Bros. and other major labels repped by the Record Industry Association of America hurled copyright claims against Fit Radio LLC in Georgia federal court on Thursday, alleging that the music app is committing "massive scale" infringement.
Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled Friday that a Jacksonville attorney, whose conviction for helping a purported charity run a $300 million illegal gambling ring was overturned, is entitled to collect costs under state law because the state declined to pursue further prosecution.
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, a performer on the defunct reality TV series “Jersey Shore,” and his brother Marc Sorrentino copped to tax-related charges Friday in New Jersey federal court, with the television personality’s attorney later saying that he hopes to stay out of prison.
The federal government and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin told a D.C. federal court Thursday that a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision rejecting an amendment to the Forest County Potawatomi Community gambling compact should stand, saying the change improperly protects the Potawatomi’s revenue at the former’s expense.
Two media organizations have launched a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation of its broadcast media ownership rules, telling the Third Circuit that the agency slashed important diversity safeguards without ample justification.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Green Bay Packers grapple with a newspaper giant over the nickname "Titletown," Sonic Drive-In tries to stop a craft brewer's "Sonic" cocktail, and Iceland protects its name against an unauthorized vodka brand.
A telecom lobbying group has urged the Federal Communications Commission to rein in charges for siting procedures for broadband infrastructure on tribal lands, saying the fees are a barrier to development.
Newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted decidedly to unionize, with a final tally of 288-44, the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America announced Friday, marking the first time in the newspaper's 136-year history that its journalists have voted to form a union.
The owner of online news site BoingBoing urged a California federal court Thursday to toss Playboy’s copyright infringement suit over a story that linked to a slideshow of every centerfold the men’s magazine ever published, saying that linking to others’ content isn’t against the law.
The producer of the 2015 film "To Write Love On Her Arms" agreed to settle its breach of contract claims against Sony Pictures over the leak of its film to the public in the wake of the 2014 Sony cyberattack.
A former producer of AMC’s hit television show “The Walking Dead” sued the network Thursday in New York state court for a second time, accusing it of hiding evidence in his first suit and asking for at least $10 million in damages following an audit of its accounting.
CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves is eyeing deal options that don’t include Viacom Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce wants its FirstCaribbean to boast a $1.4 billion value, and Boeing is working to assuage Brazilian government concerns related to its bid for plane maker Embraer SA.
Twentieth Century Fox asked an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a suit brought by a screenwriter who alleges the studio’s hit 2014 film “Gone Girl” infringed upon her work and that the author of the book the movie was based on had also copied from her.
A South Carolina strip club can’t force dancers who opted into a minimum wage and overtime collective action to arbitrate their claims, the Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday, saying the club only tried to enforce "sham" arbitration agreements after coming up short in court.
General Motors told a D.C. federal court Wednesday that its in-vehicle entertainment systems don’t qualify as digital recording devices that would require it to pay royalties for songs copied onto the systems’ hard drives, with the Alliance of Artists and Recording Cos. responding that “the facts on the record” say otherwise.
The National Labor Relations Board urged a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday to uphold its finding that a Las Vegas show production company unlawfully retaliated against a dancer for engaging in protected speech by refusing to renew her contract, saying the company failed to adequately support its claim that a bad attitude and poor performance cost the dancer her job.
A California federal judge on Wednesday referred to prosecutors potential instances of fraud stemming from a $5.3 million settlement tech giants like Twitter and Instagram struck to resolve claims of privacy violations, based on a report from the class action settlement administrator who flagged as suspicious nearly 6,000 claims.
A California federal judge Thursday stuck with his decision to allow Disney to arbitrate with AIG over $25 million in coverage toward a settlement with a beef products company over an ABC report on “pink slime,” shooting down the insurer’s bid to vacate his earlier decision.
The owner of a D.C.-based sportswear retailer urged a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday to revive her $5 million suit against Google over allegedly defamatory blog posts hosted by the web giant, saying Google abandoned its immunity under the Communications Decency Act by failing to enforce its own content standards and keeping the blog online.
Seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively decided the case, the Fourth Circuit on Thursday vacated an earlier decision that revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations.
The "Blurred Lines" verdict on copyright infringement and the district court’s decision sustaining that verdict were not at all surprising, decided in conformity with well-established Ninth Circuit precedent. However, there was an evidentiary decision that, if it stands on appeal, could have far-reaching implications for future cases, says Richard Busch of King & Ballow, who represents the Gaye family in this case.
Up close, the Federal Trade Commission's recent settlement with VTech is significant because it is the first children’s privacy case that involves internet-connected toys. But taking a step back, this action is just the latest in a string of recent regulatory pronouncements related to the internet of things and related corporate cybersecurity practices, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
A recent lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleged a criminal conspiracy to stop disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s victims from coming forward. Authorities in the U.S. and the U.K. may have grounds to look behind the veil of attorney-client privilege at communications between Weinstein and lawyer David Boies, say Lynne Bernabei and Kristen Sinisi of Bernabei & Kabat PLLC.
The Second Circuit's recent decision in Wang v. Hearst Corporation, coupled with a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor, demonstrates that the flexible, multifactor “primary beneficiary” test for unpaid interns established in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures is now easier for employers to satisfy, say Michael Pepperman and Ivo Becica of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
In an attempt to peek behind the corporate curtain and pick the brains of those with unrivaled access to their companies’ trade secrets, we surveyed 81 in-house attorneys who work on trade secret issues. We discovered many interesting findings — and one alarming trend, say attorneys with O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
Legal and technological disruptions in the advertising space last year outpaced the development of prior years. Although many topics contributed to this industry upheaval, there are five trends that shaped 2017 and will continue to develop in the coming years, say Jason Gordon and Andrew Levad of Reed Smith LLP.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, marking what would have been the 89th birthday of the great civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Although copyright is not — and should not be — the first thing that comes to mind when we think of King, his legacy's impact on copyright law ought to be somewhere on the list, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Several foreign governments and other international authorities recently weighed in on the Microsoft overseas-data case. The amicus briefs underscore the important implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision for global data transfers and international users’ privacy, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.