The CIA asked the U.S. Supreme Court to not take up the American Civil Liberties Union's argument that the courts erred in deciding that a nearly 7,000-page U.S. Senate report on torture during the George W. Bush administration was a congressional record not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Princeton University asked a D.C. federal judge on Friday to stop the U.S. Department of Education from making public certain documents it shared during a past investigation into its admissions process, saying that information is highly confidential and will cause it substantial damage.
FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed that the FBI is investigating both links between, and potential coordination between, election campaign officials for President Donald Trump and the Russian government, while throwing cold water on Trump’s claims that he had been wiretapped by the previous administration.
AT&T pushed the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to make permanent a temporary waiver that allows Jewish community centers to get increased access to blocked phone numbers when facing bomb threats.
UPS urged a Florida federal court Friday to toss a proposed class action accusing the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using background checks to make employment decisions without providing proper notice, arguing that the job applicant leading the suit lacks standing.
The consumers behind a proposed class action alleging Facebook’s text message reminders about friends’ birthdays violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act urged a California judge not to certify for appeal his previous rejection of the social media giant’s dismissal request, calling it nothing but a stall tactic.
The Trump administration’s budget blueprint released Thursday acknowledges the importance of protecting networks from mounting cyberattacks, requesting $1.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund various cybersecurity efforts. But the failure to allot similar funding to other agencies and initiatives is likely to leave significant vulnerabilities, experts say.
Neiman Marcus has agreed to pay $1.6 million to resolve a data breach class action in Illinois federal court over a December 2013 cyber intrusion that revealed the credit card data of 350,000 shoppers of the luxury retailer, according to a court document filed Friday.
The IRS filed a court petition Thursday to enforce a summons for client information from Coinbase Inc., an information demand that the virtual currency exchange company and one of its customers, a Berns Weiss LLP attorney, had sought to quash.
A Nebraska federal judge on Thursday granted final approval to a $1 million agreement and to a separate deal without a monetary cap that would settle claims by a class of consumers that three mobile messaging companies “crammed” their mobile phones by charging them for content services without authorization.
A slew of industry organizations on Thursday lodged a last rebuttal to challengers in their effort to overturn privacy rules for internet service providers adopted by the Federal Communications Commission late in the Obama administration, complaining of “meritless” opposition on rules that are inconsistent with the Federal Trade Commission's tried and true approach.
A new proposed bill in Colorado would eliminate a hotly contested state requirement that remote retailers turn detailed customer purchase records over to state tax authorities, which is meant to boost revenue but has been described by at least one e-commerce group as a blatant invasion of privacy.
Three Florida-based marketers of fake weight-loss products have reached an agreement to pay $500,000 to settle federal charges they used illegal spam email, false weight-loss claims and phony celebrity endorsements to market their products, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday.
A group of University of Washington fetal tissue researchers locked in a Ninth Circuit battle to keep their personal information from being disclosed by an anti-abortion group found support Thursday from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center and a host of medical and women's rights organizations.
An Illinois federal judge Friday tossed a Fair Credit Reporting Act suit over Mondelez Global LLC’s online job application, saying a procedural violation of the law was not sufficient for an applicant to bring suit against the food and beverage company.
A Georgia judge Thursday found a Great American Insurance Co. policy against computer fraud does not cover $11.4 million in fraudulent debit card redemptions made over the phone.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday trimmed to $651,000 from $1 million the attorneys’ fees awarded in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action suit brought against Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Co. LLC, an amount the judge determined after performing an analysis of class counsel's fee request.
President Donald Trump floated a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year Thursday that sets aside $1.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to protect federal networks and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, funding that falls well below the $19 billion the Obama administration proposed spending on such cybersecurity initiatives last year.
It’s back to the settlement drawing board for Google Inc. and a proposed class of non-Gmail users accusing the internet giant of unlawfully scanning their emails after a California judge struck down their proposed $2.2 million deal, saying the class benefits were “difficult to understand.”
Shortly after the Federal Communications Commission stayed the data security regulation piece of its broadband privacy order, a joint resolution of Congress proposed to repeal the entire order. Despite this rollback on FCC regulation of internet privacy, the FCC may still have a role in cybersecurity regulation outside the online space, say Adrienne Ehrhardt and Michelle Dama of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
Recent New York court decisions on cybercrime involve conduct that likely would be reportable under the newly enacted cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies, says criminal defense lawyer Charles Ross.
The authors of a recent Law360 guest column on H.R. 985, a class action reform bill before the House, insist it is needed to protect corporations forced to settle meritless claims. But studies have debunked the myth of class action blackmail. The new bill simply creates obstacles for true victims of corporate fraud, say David Stein and Andre Mura of Gibbs Law Group LLP.
The most successful Am Law 200 law firms have evolved from being partner-run to being run by a group of highly skilled professionals reporting to firm shareholders. The data collected from our recent survey indicates this model is generally conducive to increased profitability, says Anita Turner, senior director at Colliers International.
The best outside counsel think like the client. That includes understanding the client’s perspectives and goals with regard to reaching a settlement — because “good results” mean different things for different clients. Outside counsel must ask themselves the right questions, and know the answers, to shape a client-focused settlement strategy, say Kate Jackson of Cummins Inc. and Patrick Reilly of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
The California Supreme Court's recent decision in City of San Jose v. Superior Court will forever change the nature of public service. Luckily, there are some practical suggestions that can be offered to respond to this sea change, says Gregory Rolen of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
When associates contemplate a potential lateral move, there is a common misconception that all law firms are the same. It may seem that one law firm is just like the next, but if you dig deeper, you may discover unique attributes at some firms that may be more appealing and improve your professional satisfaction significantly, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
While the California Supreme Court's recent decision in City of San Jose v. Superior Court could be characterized as "Jeffersonian," it will immediately change the way we conduct business as public institutions and private people, says Gregory Rolen of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
Nerves were high on the day of the trial. While technically client interests were not at stake, our reputations were still on the line. We were not only presenting our case in front of our newly acquainted colleagues, but also for partners at our firm, expert witnesses, federal judges and in-house counsel — potential employers and clients, say attorneys with Dentons, sharing their recent mock trial experience.
The U.S. House of Representatives currently has before it a bill — H.R. 985 — intended to reduce abusive class action and mass tort practices that undermine the integrity of the legal system. Class action litigation does need reform, but some features of this legislation could perpetuate existing problems and create new ones, say Anthony Anscombe and Mary Beth Buckley of Sedgwick LLP.