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Media & Entertainment

  • September 10, 2018

    Saul Ewing Lands 2 Defamation, Media Pros In Boston

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is continuing its Boston expansion and launching its national First Amendment and media practice with the addition of a pair of partners from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC who have defended newspapers, journalists and businesses alike in defamation cases for years, the firm said.

  • September 7, 2018

    Measuring The Recession’s Toll On The Legal Industry

    For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.

  • September 7, 2018

    Too Small To Fail?

    It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.

  • September 7, 2018

    Fla. Justices Approve Greyhound Racing Ban Ballot Language

    The Florida Supreme Court on Friday approved the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment to end greyhound racing in the state that will go to voters in November.

  • September 7, 2018

    Gibson Seeks Quick Hearing On 11th Hour Del. Ch. 11 Deal

    Musical instruments maker Gibson Brands Inc. on Friday scheduled a short-notice hearing on voting plans for a “global” Delaware Bankruptcy Court settlement with creditors that provides improved recoveries for some groups while ending sale efforts and most litigation.

  • September 7, 2018

    Charlie Rose Seeks To Nix CBS Staffers' Harassment Suit

    Charlie Rose and his production company sought to toss gender discrimination and retaliation claims brought by three women who worked with him at CBS News, arguing Friday that none of his alleged conduct violated New York's Human Rights Law, which he said is "not a general civility code."

  • September 7, 2018

    Pipe Giant Tops 3 IPO Launches Surpassing $1B Combined

    Pipe giant Zekelman Industries Inc. set pricing terms for an initial public offering estimated to raise $752 million on Friday, representing the largest deal among three companies that formally launched IPOs expected to surpass $1 billion in combined proceeds.

  • September 7, 2018

    BDS Ruling Expected To Raise Prices, Clarify Title II Uses

    The Eighth Circuit's recent opinion that the Federal Communications Commission rightly deregulated the market for business data services provides clarity as to how the agency will treat broadband services under the Communications Act, but it is expected to unsettle commercial contracts between businesses and their data carriers.

  • September 7, 2018

    Fox Rothschild Sues Miss America Org Over Legal Tab

    Fox Rothschild LLP has sued the Miss America Organization in New Jersey state court, revealing the law firm’s less-than-pretty fight with the pageant producers over allegedly unpaid legal bills.

  • September 7, 2018

    Open Road Faces Cash Scrutiny At Start Of Del. Ch. 11

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge ordered Open Road Films LLC to add several caveats to its budget and spending plans during the independent film distribution company’s first court appearance Friday, after guild groups and a film lender challenged senior creditor collateral rights.

  • September 7, 2018

    Brand Battles: Hot Pockets, Adderall, Superman

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Nestlé gets indigestion over "Pocket Bacon," the producer of Adderall isn't pleased about a homeopathic rival that riffs on the name, and Warner Bros. defends the Superman franchise.

  • September 7, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Says Game Co.'s AIA Reviews Might Be Time-Barred

    The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions in which the maker of the video game “Destiny” successfully challenged three patents on “virtual world” technology, saying the board did not properly analyze whether the petitions were filed too late.

  • September 7, 2018

    Brazil Commish Says US Could've Helped AT&T Deal Review

    A commissioner with Brazil's competition authority said Friday that more cooperation from the U.S. Department of Justice during the review of AT&T Inc.'s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. could have helped his agency push for stronger market protections.

  • September 7, 2018

    Failure To Name Parent Co. Sinks Sirius PTAB Challenges

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Thursday rejected Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s challenges to three satellite signal patents the broadcaster has been accused of infringing, faulting Sirius for not naming its parent company as a party interested in the proceedings.

  • September 7, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica Counsel Must Find Sub: Facebook Users

    Facebook users leading litigation over Cambridge Analytica’s data collection scandal told a New York bankruptcy judge Thursday that Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP shouldn't be given permission to stop representing the political consulting shop until the firm finds a replacement in order to protect the interests of everyone involved.

  • September 7, 2018

    Brazil's New GDPR-Inspired Law Could Spur EU Data Deal

    Brazil's first-ever national privacy regime could set up South America's biggest economy to work out a lucrative data-sharing pact with the European Union, despite a presidential veto that axed the agency intended to enforce it, attorneys say.

  • September 7, 2018

    Netflix, Hulu Move Missouri Towns' Suit To Federal Court

    Netflix and Hulu moved an amended lawsuit brought by dozens of Missouri municipalities against the streaming companies to Missouri federal court, saying that the class size is too big, the amount of money in question exceeds $5 million and the companies belong to different states.

  • September 7, 2018

    TV Commercial Price Dispute Grows As NY Ad Agency Sues

    A New York advertising agency accused Hearst, Tribune, Sinclair and other TV giants of plotting to fix prices for commercials, filing a proposed class action in New York federal court Wednesday as the latest in a barrage of antitrust suits against broadcasters over ad rates.

  • September 7, 2018

    Saul Ewing Atty Creates New Zoning For Largest US Mall

    Mall of America owner Triple Five Group recently cleared a major hurdle in the approval process for its planned mega-mall in Miami — which is slated to be the nation's largest — after Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP helped the developer create a new retail-entertainment zoning category the project plans to use.

  • September 7, 2018

    Ex-HBO Sports Producer Says Firing Was Racially Motivated

    A former producer at HBO Sports sued the network in Manhattan federal court on Friday for allegedly denying him a promotion in favor of a less-qualified white man, giving him fewer opportunities, disciplining him and ultimately firing him because he is black and Latino.

Expert Analysis

  • 3 Top E-Discovery Case Law Lessons Of 2018 (So Far)

    Casey Sullivan

    The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.

  • Dental Photos Case Shows Copyright Threshold Has Bite

    Matthew Nelles

    A Florida federal court's decision last month involving a dentist’s before-and-after patient photos enhances the body of law where courts have determined that an author’s work was not sufficiently creative to establish a valid copyright, says Matthew Nelles of Berger Singerman LLP.

  • Opinion

    Law Schools Must Take A Stand Against Mandatory Arbitration

    Isabel Finley

    Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.

  • How FTC Rules Affect Employee-Generated Marketing

    Nick Peterson

    Companies have begun to encourage employees to post about their products on social media, as well as leave reviews on websites like Amazon and Yelp. However, the Federal Trade Commission has expressed concerns that employee marketing can be deceptive to consumers, say Nick Peterson and Brandon Moss of Wiley Rein LLP.

  • Myths And Facts About Using TAR Across Borders

    John Tredennick

    Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.

  • Series

    Winner's Playbook: Behind The Scenes Of The Sports Bet Case

    Matthew McGill

    Three members of the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP team that represented the state of New Jersey in Murphy v. NCAA explain how they kept the faith — over six years of litigation — that the U.S. Supreme Court would eventually strike down the federal prohibition on state legalization of sports wagering.

  • 2 Takeaways From The AT&T-Time Warner Ruling

    Nathaniel Wackman

    A D.C. federal judge's decision last month in United States v. AT&T contains important insights that will be influential well beyond the confines of the now-completed $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, say Nathaniel Wackman and Lee Van Voorhis of Jenner & Block LLP.

  • GDPR Gameplay: Privacy Issues For Video Game Developers

    Roger Wylie

    Independent video game developers may collect and utilize data from users to improve their games or release new content — and they may not be prepared for the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, say Roger Wylie and Frank Johnson Jr. of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

  • The Reinvention Of Art Auctions In The Age Of Blockchain

    Desiree Moore

    In the context of the purchase and sale of fine art, blockchain technology is proving to be a profound answer to uncertainty in authenticity, gaps in provenance and overall lack of transparency that have long plagued the global art market, say Desiree Moore and Dora Georgescu of K&L Gates LLP.

  • The Applicability Of FOIA To Monitorship Documents

    Abena Mainoo

    The long-running litigation related to Siemens’ 2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act plea agreement, and a D.C. federal court’s recent decision, highlight the complexity of determining whether sensitive information that companies provide to compliance monitors is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.