President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.
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Trump Strikes Deal With ZTE, Roiling Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea. Read more »

Analysis

5 Areas Of GDPR Compliance Where Member States Diverge

The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans. Read more »

Activist Hits Facebook, Google With EU Privacy Complaints

An Austrian privacy lawyer on Friday filed multibillion-euro complaints against Facebook and Google for allegedly seeking "forced consent" in their terms of service, in some of the first cases to test the reach of the EU's new data regime. Read more »

Analysis

Printed Matter Doctrine Case Could Offer New Patent Attack

A recent Federal Circuit decision applying the rarely-invoked printed matter doctrine to invalidate a respiratory drug patent could give litigants another way to challenge patents and get in patent-eligibility arguments that otherwise can't be made in inter partes reviews, attorneys say. Read more »

Facebook Inflated Ad Revenues With Bogus Clicks, Suit Says

An advertiser hit Facebook Inc. with a proposed class action in California federal court Thursday, claiming the social media giant inflated its cost-per-click revenue from advertisement slots by clicking on ads itself. Read more »

POLICY & REGULATION

Quicken Loans Urges FCC To Narrow 'Autodialer' Definition

Quicken Loans Inc. urged the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to clarify that a device that dials numbers from a list does not qualify as an “autodialer,” chiming in as the agency seeks input on how it should redefine the term after the D.C. Circuit found it too broad. Read more »

Navy Cloud Computing Work Outside Contract Scope: GAO

The U.S. Government Accountability Office in a decision made public Thursday upheld a joint venture’s protest against Navy cloud computing work issued to Smartronix under the massive Alliant Solutions LLC information technology contract, saying the scope of the work was outside the scope of Smartronix’s underlying task order. Read more »

LITIGATION

Del. High Court Lets Contempt Order Be Enforced In IP Suit

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a court may enforce contempt orders and sanction a medical software developer who disobeyed court orders during intellectual property licensing dispute proceedings, even if the lower court finds that it lacks personal jurisdiction over him. Read more »

Phone, Email Don't Excuse Inaccessible Website, Judge Says

Returning a phone call or replying to an email aren't alternatives to operating a website that the visually impaired can access, a California state judge has ruled, saying the so-called auxiliary aids offered by a prominent Los Angeles restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more »

Charter Wants Net Neutrality Advocate’s Emails From NY AG

The New York State Attorney General’s Office is not cooperating with Charter Communications Inc.’s probe into whether the watchdog wrongly looped in a net neutrality advocate and other groups to engineer a case against Charter's allegedly faulty internet service, the provider has asserted. Read more »

Kodak Can't Ax Contract Dispute With German Software Co.

A Massachusetts federal judge declined on Friday to throw out a contract dispute between Kodak Alaris Inc. and a German software firm that supplied a document-recognition program used in one of Kodak's products, saying that the issues should be left to a jury to decide. Read more »

Chili's Parent Co. Sued For Negligence Over Data Breach

The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday over hacked customer credit and debit card information, less than two weeks after the company announced that a data breach had affected some of its 1,600 restaurants. Read more »

PEOPLE

Taxation With Representation: Davis Polk, Wachtell, Hogan

In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Wabtec merged with General Electric’s transportation unit in an $11.1 billion deal, NextEra snapped up Southern Co.'s Florida utilities for $6.48 billion, MB Financial and Fifth Third merged in a $4.7 billion deal, and Adobe acquired Magento for $1.68 billion. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

3 Things You Need To Know When Starting Out In BigLaw

There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm. Read more »

Ex-BigLaw Atty Convicted Of Wife's Murder Faces Civil Suit

The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate. Read more »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

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Ernst & Young

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Florida Power & Light Co.

GE Transportation LLC

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Google Inc.

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Instagram Inc.

International Finance Corp.

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MB Financial Inc.

Murphy USA Inc.

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Praxair, Inc.

Quicken Loans Inc.

Rite Aid Corporation

Rosetta Stone Inc.

Selene Finance LP

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

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The Southern Company Inc.

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Vannin Capital PCC

Warner Music Group Corp.

ZTE Corp.

LAW FIRMS

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Arnold & Porter

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Choate

Clark Hill

Cozen O'Connor

DLA Piper

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Debevoise & Plimpton

Finger & Slanina

Fish & Richardson

Fisher Phillips

Foley & Lardner

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Gordon & Rees

Harness Dickey

Haynes and Boone

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Husch Blackwell

Isaac Wiles

Jones Day

Katten Muchin

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Knobbe Martens

Latham & Watkins

Leason Ellis

McDonnell Boehnen

Morgan & Morgan

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Nossaman LLP

O'Melveny & Myers

Offit Kurman

Ogletree Deakins

Pacific Trial Attorneys

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

Phillips Nizer

Proskauer Rose

Silver Freedman

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

The Employment Law Group

Vedder Price

Wachtell Lipton

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