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A Los Angeles jury began deliberations Friday afternoon to decide whether Beats Electronics LLC co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $109 million in headphone-sale royalties to a businessman who claims he handed them the now-iconic product "on a silver platter" over a decade ago.
The American Civil Liberties Union and several media trade groups have slammed Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co., saying the deal will lead to less diversity and the chances of higher prices.
Emerson Electric has fired back at a motion for judgment on unfair competition claims in a suit alleging it stole BladeRoom Group Ltd.’s trade secrets, arguing that BladeRoom cannot seek additional damages based on evidence that had already been presented to a jury that rendered a $30 million verdict against Emerson, according to a filing in California federal court Thursday.
Kanye West and Tidal must face a trimmed proposed fraud class action over a vow by the rapper that one of his albums would “never never never” be available outside the streaming music service after “never” turned out to be just six weeks, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Harper Lee's estate is told that single book titles can't be trademarks, the golf club behind the Masters fights the distiller behind Jack Daniel's, and "Sesame Street" aims to block Alibaba from registering an open-ended "Sesame" mark.
The unions for the major professional sports are looking to take part in oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court over whether daily fantasy sports companies must compensate college athletes for using their names, likenesses and statistics in their contests, arguing that the parties and the courts are missing the point.
Cox Communications Inc. has settled a proposed class action in California federal court launched by consumers who alleged they were charged unauthorized fees for certain cable television tiers, according to a recent filing.
Cirque du Soleil on Friday asked an Illinois federal judge to decertify a class of Illinoisans in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit accusing it of sending unwanted faxes promoting ticket sales to its traveling show, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion in China Agritech v. Resh dooms their claims.
Former government contractor Reality Leigh Winner, who has been accused of leaking classified national security information to at least one news outlet, plans to plead guilty at a change of plea hearing Tuesday in Georgia federal court, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman said Friday.
A New York state appeals court confirmed that the New York attorney general’s office may keep pursuing claims of falsely advertised broadband speeds against Charter Communications Inc. and its unit, Time Warner Cable.
Rhode Island's governor signed into a law Friday a budget that clears the way for in-person sports gambling at two casinos, making the state the latest early adopter of a practice legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court in May.
The Weinstein Co. told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday that a distressed sale of the entertainment company — driven by sex-crime allegations against its co-founder — will likely yield $23 million less than the $310 million cash deal approved in court on May 8.
A hedge fund investor ramped up his lawsuit against Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of the twice-bankrupt Relativity Media, in an amended complaint filed in California court Thursday, upping his damages request five-fold to $12.5 million and seeking punitive damages.
It's the rare law firm that is consistently ahead of the pack on hiring and promoting women and minorities, according to Law360's annual headcount survey. Here are the firms leading the way in building a more diverse attorney workforce.
As part of our recent Satisfaction Survey, we asked our readers whether they'd faced harassment or discrimination based on race or sex, and many of the responses were jarring. Here's what they had to say.
Preparing for trials or oral arguments can be the busiest and most stressful times of attorneys' careers. Here, some of the industry's most successful litigators share how they get ready to face a judge or jury.
At least seven law firms ended the week by sharing their plans to raise associate base salaries to match the top-of-the-market pay scale recently set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
The Trump administration suggested combining the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education as part of a broader reorganization of federal agencies, a judge deemed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as unlawfully structured and the Federal Trade Commission’s newly minted chairman said the agency will conduct hearings to refocus its enforcement mission.
Immigrant families have been separated by the thousands along the Southern border under a Trump administration zero-tolerance policy. On this week's Pro Say podcast we discuss the complex legal dynamics at play, as well as the executive order signed by President Donald Trump that may not provide the relief it promises.