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Media & Entertainment

  • January 11, 2019

    Las Vegas Show Co. Customers Win Partial Cert. In TCPA Suit

    A Nevada federal court granted partial certification Thursday to a group of customers who received automated text message advertisements after buying tickets from a Las Vegas-based production company, ruling that messages sent aren't weighed the same as those received.

  • January 11, 2019

    AG Nominee Promises Recusal In Time-AT&T Merger Case

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee he would recuse himself from the U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger if he were confirmed, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday.

  • January 11, 2019

    Netflix Facing 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Trademark Suit

    Netflix Inc. was hit with a lawsuit Friday over its new interactive movie "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" by the company that owns the trademark rights to the once-popular "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series.

  • January 10, 2019

    'Making A Murderer' Atty Says Ex-Client Sunk His Own Case

    The Illinois attorney featured in the documentary “Making a Murderer” has fired back at a former client who accused her of botching his false imprisonment case, saying his lack of candor with her was what torpedoed his civil suit. 

  • January 10, 2019

    IHeartMedia Lays Out Case For Ch. 11 Plan Confirmation

    Lawyers for iHeartMedia Inc. kicked off a multi-day court hearing Thursday seeking approval of a plan to restructure the radio broadcast giant and its $16 billion of funded debt, telling a Texas bankruptcy judge that the creditor-backed plan prepares the company for a future media landscape.

  • January 10, 2019

    EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' Shouldn't Be Global, Adviser Says

    An adviser to the European Union's highest court recommended Thursday that the "right to be forgotten" — which requires search engines such as Google to delete content that users find irrelevant or embarrassing — should be limited to the EU and not be applied globally, as France's data protection authority had argued. 

  • January 10, 2019

    Fyre Fest Trustee Seeks To Widen Probe Into 3rd Parties

    The court-appointed liquidation trustee for the production company behind the infamous Fyre Festival asked a New York bankruptcy court on Thursday for permission to subpoena more than a dozen companies, further expanding a probe aimed at tracking down the millions of dollars creditors lost on the fiasco.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    FCC-Funded Broadband Carriers Face Scrutiny Under New Bill

    A Georgia congressman is championing heightened oversight for carriers receiving funding within the Federal Communications Commission's broadband build-out program, rolling out a bill Thursday aimed at ensuring those carriers' regular progress reports are accurate.

  • January 10, 2019

    FCC Shutdown Could Delay Super Bowl Tech Launches

    The ongoing government shutdown's ripple effects could stymie new product launches and even foil coveted Super Bowl advertising slots if tech companies planned to start marketing devices that have not yet received final approval through the Federal Communications Commission.

  • January 10, 2019

    High Court Asked To Decide If Labor Law Applies To Tribes

    A California tribal casino has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that it can’t block workers from handing out union leaflets in guest areas, saying the Ninth Circuit’s application of the Chevron doctrine furthered a circuit split regarding whether the National Labor Relations Act applies to tribes.

  • January 10, 2019

    7 Cos. Back NY Times In Pension Liability Row In 2nd Circ.

    U.S. Foods Inc., General Dynamics Corp. and five others threw their support behind The New York Times in a fight over the rate used to calculate withdrawal liability in multiemployer pension plans, telling the Second Circuit that using the so-called Segal Blend violates the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

  • January 10, 2019

    Deals Rumor Mill: Starboard Value, Refinitiv, Brookfield

    Starboard Value LP is reportedly accumulating a stake in casino and hotel giant MGM Resorts, Refinitiv confidentially filed plans to take its Tradeweb Markets LLC unit public, and Brookfield Asset Management has backed out of a deal to buy assets managed by a Turkish team from Abraaj Group.

  • January 10, 2019

    Ex-Wrestler Can Drop But Not Add Claim In 'Gears Of War' Suit

    A former pro wrestler can drop his allegation that Microsoft Studios Inc. and Epic Games Inc. violated federal trademark law with a character in “Gears of War” that allegedly bears a strong resemblance to him, but a Pennsylvania federal judge won’t allow him to add a claim that the company should have told him about the use of his image, the judge said Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Boston Globe Defends Birth Records Bid To Mass. Justices

    The Boston Globe told the the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday that its request for millions of state birth and marriage records was not an invasion of privacy, as justices wondered whether the disclosure could compromise even more private information such as whether a child is adopted or changes gender.

  • January 9, 2019

    Ticket Resale Exec Spars With Judge At Tech-Poaching Trial

    The co-founder of Seat Scouts denied pilfering software from competitor Broker Genius Inc. as he sparred with his rival's counsel — and at times with U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein —  in front of a Manhattan federal jury Wednesday over technology that lets resale brokers automatically reprice tickets.

  • January 9, 2019

    US Sanctions Venezuelan TV Mogul Over Alleged $2.4B Scam

    The Trump administration on Tuesday sanctioned a Venezuelan billionaire television mogul currently under indictment for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as several other individuals and businesses over an alleged $2.4 billion corrupt currency exchange scheme.

  • January 9, 2019

    LBI Noteholder Trustees Object To Del. Ch. 11 Disclosure

    Trustees representing holders of $297 million in notes issued by bankrupt LBI Media Inc. objected Wednesday to the company’s Delaware Chapter 11 disclosure statement, citing concerns ranging from inadequate review time and undisclosed details about company sale plans to provisions for top officer compensation.

  • January 9, 2019

    Facebook Users' Call For Cambridge Analytica Docs Granted

    Under a New York bankruptcy judge's order, a group of Facebook users claiming Cambridge Analytica LLC misused their personal data will get a look at the bankrupt political consultant's documents after Facebook vets them for privacy concerns.

  • January 9, 2019

    Coffee Co. Must Pay $2.4M To Marley Family In TM Fight

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ordered a coffee company to pay $2.4 million in damages to companies connected to late reggae artist Bob Marley for continuing to sell Marley-branded java after a trademark license agreement between the companies was terminated.

Expert Analysis

  • The Virtual Law Team: Advantages For Litigants And Lawyers

    Jessica Cox

    The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • Tips For Planning A Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    Serena Carlsen

    Pop-up locations are a fun and effective way to engage new clients and increase brand awareness while keeping overhead costs low. These temporary retail stores involve both customary and unique legal issues for retailers to consider when structuring a pop-up campaign, say attorneys at Perkins Coie LLP.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • A Theory For Defending Libel Suits In An AI World

    Michael Giudicessi

    ​P​ublic figures will face great difficulty winning libel suits involving ​speech generated by artificial intelligence​, ​and even in a private figure case, publishers who use algorithms​ ​can rely on the well-established wire-service defense to avoid liability​, say Michael Giudicessi and Leita Walker of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Top 10 Snap Observations From The 2018 Midterm Elections

    Frank Donatelli

    The just-completed midterm elections could be called the “cafeteria midterms,” because there was something for everyone. The results offered both encouragement and warnings for Democrats and Republicans looking to 2020, says Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Yale's Linda Greenhouse Talks Journalism

    Linda Greenhouse

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game, and journalism trends.