The U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling Friday that historical cellphone location records are entitled to heightened privacy protections not only deals a major blow to law enforcement, but could also jeopardize the way private companies such as Google and Facebook currently use and share sensitive information by giving ammunition to courtroom challenges and policy efforts to rein in these practices, attorneys say.
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High Court Ruling May Spur Broader Location Privacy Limits

The U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling Friday that historical cellphone location records are entitled to heightened privacy protections not only deals a major blow to law enforcement, but could also jeopardize the way private companies such as Google and Facebook currently use and share sensitive information by giving ammunition to courtroom challenges and policy efforts to rein in these practices, attorneys say. Read more »

IPhone Chip Deal Loss Would Kill Intel 5G Plans, Atty Says

Intel would likely ditch high-priority efforts to develop next-generation wireless technology if it were to lose a contract to supply mobile chips for the iPhone, even for only a year, a senior tech attorney for the company said Friday at an International Trade Commission patent case over Apple’s Intel-equipped handsets. Read more »

Feds Need Warrant For Cell Location Data, High Court Says

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that the federal government generally needs a warrant to access historical cellphone location records, finding that the data deserves more stringent protection than other customer information held by service providers. Read more »

ACLU, Media Groups Blast Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger

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.  Read more »

Kelley Drye Set Discovery 'Trap' In Contract Row, Telco Says

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s breach of a court protective order and the distribution of sensitive customer information in a telecom contract dispute has opened up a discovery “bear trap” that threatens to derail the case, a telephone company told a Florida federal court Thursday. Read more »

ENFORCEMENT

Norway Slaps Telenor With Nearly $100M Antitrust Fine

Norway's competition authority said Thursday it has fined mobile operator Telenor Norge nearly $100 million for abusing its dominant position in the Scandinavian country’s mobile market by hamstringing the development of a new national mobile network. Read more »

LITIGATION

Charter Can't Use FCC Rule To Escape False Net Speed Suit

A New York state appeals court confirmed Thursday 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. Read more »

Telecom Floats $715K Deal With Workers In OT Row

Granite Telecommunications LLC urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to sign off on a deal settling two former sales representatives' claims that the company shorted workers on overtime pay, saying it will pay out $714,900 but admit no wrongdoing. Read more »

Mitel Investors Want More Info On $2B Searchlight Deal

A pair of investors for business communications provider Mitel Networks Corp. have launched lawsuits against the company and its board of directors in New York federal court, accusing it of failing to disclose important information related to the company’s $2 billion acquisition by a Searchlight Capital Partners LP-led group. Read more »

Cox, Consumers Reach Settlement In Cable TV Fee Suit

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.  Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

The Best Firms For Women And Minority Attorneys

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. Read more »

BigLaw Bias & Harassment: Lawyers In Their Own Words

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. Read more »

How Highly Successful Attorneys Prepare For A Day In Court

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. Read more »

Latham, Gibson Dunn Among Latest Firms To Raise Salaries

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. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

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. Read more »

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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. Read more »

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