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Technology

  • November 19, 2018

    Net Neutrality Deregulation Misanalyzed Internet, DC Circ. Told

    The Federal Communications Commission botched the U.S. Supreme Court's analysis of the makeup of broadband services when it voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules last year, challengers of the deregulation told the D.C. Circuit in a Friday brief.

  • November 19, 2018

    Uber Ex-CEO Seeks To Dump Fraud, Illicit Biz Practices Suit

    Uber's ex-CEO Travis Kalanick asked a California federal judge Friday to toss a Texas-based retirement fund’s revamped proposed class action claiming Uber’s and Kalanick's illicit business tactics, corporate bullying, institutionalized harassment and rampant flouting of the law cost investors billions.

  • November 19, 2018

    Let Cable Companies Deliver Telehealth, FCC Told

    The American Cable Association told the Federal Communications Commission in a lobbying filing posted Monday that private cable companies should be the ones to offer the connectivity needed to power telehealth services through a new pilot program.

  • November 19, 2018

    'Emerging' Technologies Targeted For New Export Curbs

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday began the process of identifying “emerging” technologies with national security implications that may be subject to tighter export restrictions, opening a new front in the Trump administration’s trade crackdown against China.

  • November 19, 2018

    Ohio School To Pay Feds $1M Following H-1B Visa Fraud Probe

    Wright State University has agreed to pay the federal government $1 million over allegations that it engaged in visa fraud through the H-1B visa program for the employment of software engineers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced on Friday.

  • November 19, 2018

    Kirkland, Simpson Steer $3.15B Colfax-DJO Global Deal

    Industrial technology company Colfax Corp. has agreed to buy private equity-backed medical device maker DJO Global Inc. for $3.15 billion in cash, in a deal guided by Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the companies announced Monday.

  • November 19, 2018

    EU Digital Tax Should Be Higher, Broader, Lawmakers Say

    A proposed European Union digital tax should be set at 5 percent rather than 3 percent and should include revenue from sites such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., European Parliament lawmakers said Monday.

  • November 19, 2018

    Legal Tech Download: Orrick’s Fund And Eversheds’ App

    The world of legal technology is evolving quickly, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at six recent developments.

  • November 16, 2018

    SEC Accuses Digital Media Co. Of Inflating App Downloads

    A New York-based digital media company and its former managers consented to fines and other sanctions in settling a civil U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint filed Thursday accusing them of inflating the firm's value by paying a marketer to generate more than 500,0000 downloads of the company's mobile app and other deceptive acts.

  • November 16, 2018

    What Construction Attys Must Know On Information Modeling

    Building information modeling — a collaborative, multi-dimensional “blueprint” well-known across the construction industry — has been popular since at least the turn of the century, but that doesn’t mean it comes without concerns for construction lawyers and their clients.

  • November 16, 2018

    Fintech Co. Misled IPO Investors, Stock-Drop Suit Says

    Financial technology startup GreenSky Inc. deceived investors by filing a misleading registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its initial public offering, shareholders argued in a proposed class action filed in New York state court that said stock prices tumbled after revised guidance was released months later.

  • November 16, 2018

    Fla. High Court Gets 'Like' From Attys On Facebook Decision

    The Florida Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that the mere existence of a Facebook friendship between a judge and litigator is not grounds for disqualification drew a “like" from attorneys who applauded the court for a narrow ruling that acknowledges the realities of social media relationships.

  • November 16, 2018

    More Info Needed In $134M Westinghouse Ch. 11 Row

    A New York bankruptcy judge said Friday that Brookfield Business Partners LP and the legal professionals winding down Westinghouse Electric Co.'s Chapter 11 estate need to provide more information before he can rule on a disputed $134 million transferred to Brookfield when it bought the distressed contractor.

  • November 16, 2018

    UK's Approach To Regulating Crypto-Assets Looks 'Measured'

    The U.K. appears ready to move forward on regulating cryptocurrency-related assets, seeking what some attorneys describe as a measured approach that is likely to expand regulation to protect mom-and-pop investors from dicey crypto-backed investments, while trying to avoid dampening innovation in the underlying technology supporting digital assets.

  • November 16, 2018

    FCC's Pai Touts Deregulation On 5G Cells, Satellites

    The Federal Communications Commission is tearing down regulatory red tape on the deployment of new wireless technology, from small cell buildouts all the way up to satellites orbiting the Earth, chairman Ajit Pai said in planned remarks at the Federalist Society on Friday.

  • November 16, 2018

    Facebook GC Staying For Now Despite Announced Departure

    Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, who in July announced he would step down from the position at the end of the year, will stay on as the social media giant's top lawyer into 2019, the company said, as it continues to be involved in a slew of scandals that include investigations into its data privacy practices.

  • November 16, 2018

    Power Integrations Wins Latest IP Trial Against Fairchild

    A Delaware federal jury on Thursday found that Fairchild Semiconductor International induced third parties to infringe competitor Power Integrations Inc.'s power supply controller patent, awarding nearly $720,000 just one week after Power Integrations won $24 million in another Delaware trial between the two rivals.

  • November 16, 2018

    Intel Facing Indian Competition Probe Over Tech Sharing

    The Competition Commission of India is investigating Intel Corp. for allegedly abusing its dominant market position by refusing to provide an Indian electronics manufacturer with the reference design files needed to produce server boards that are compatible with the electronics giant’s microprocessors.

  • November 16, 2018

    FCC Greenlights New Email Notices From Cable Companies

    The Federal Communications Commission issued a report and order on Friday that will allow cable operators to deliver notices required by the Code of Federal Regulations to customers via verified email addresses instead of paper mail unless they have opted out.

  • November 16, 2018

    Top 3 Groups Lobbying The FCC

    During the month of October, lobbyists before the Federal Communications Commission argued for new ways to map broadband service and reimburse rural carriers under the agency’s high-cost telecom program, among other issues. Here’s a look at the top three groups that lobbied the agency and a sampling of their key issues.

Expert Analysis

  • How The FAA Reauthorization Accelerates Drone Integration

    Joel Roberson

    The law reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration requires the FAA to take numerous regulatory actions that will reshape the use of drones by governmental, commercial, hobbyist and recreational operators, say Joel Roberson and Jennifer Nowak of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Autonomous Vehicles And UK Product Liability Law: Part 1

    Michaela Herron

    Autonomous vehicles present a number of challenges to the United Kingdom's product liability legal framework, especially with regard to the vehicles' heavy reliance on software, consumers' expectations of safety and the need for compliance with varying local traffic rules, says Michaela Herron of Bristows LLP.

  • A Theory For Defending Libel Suits In An AI World

    Michael Giudicessi

    ​P​ublic figures will face great difficulty winning libel suits involving ​speech generated by artificial intelligence​, ​and even in a private figure case, publishers who use algorithms​ ​can rely on the well-established wire-service defense to avoid liability​, say Michael Giudicessi and Leita Walker of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • Perspectives

    Class Cy Pres Settlements Are A Troubling Practice

    Mary Massaron

    Class actions are often touted as a powerful mechanism for access to justice, but is this true when there is zero chance of recovery for class members? asks Mary Massaron, a partner at Plunkett Cooney PC and former president of Lawyers for Civil Justice.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • Aviation Watch: Wheels Up For FAA Reauthorization

    Alan Hoffman

    It’s impressive, in the current atmosphere of division and gridlock, that Congress managed to hammer out a five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, covering a wide range of important and often contentious matters, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and private pilot.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • AI's Role In Financial Services: Some Early Lessons

    Eamonn Moran

    The use of artificial intelligence in financial services is still in the early stages. But a speech this week by Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard shows that regulators are aware and paying attention, says Eamonn Moran of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

  • Solving The Mystery Of Contracting By Hyperlink

    Alan Wingfield

    When analyzing the incorporation of contract terms by reference using hyperlinks, courts are increasingly focusing on the hyperlink's labeling, location, prominence and accessibility, and on the consumer's assent, say Alan Wingfield and Troy Jenkins of Troutman Sanders LLP.

  • Software Companies Especially At Risk After Wayfair

    Brian Sengson

    Despite a commonly held belief in the technology community that the “service” portion of software-as-a-service means that sales tax has no significance, a growing number of states now require SaaS companies to collect sales tax on their invoices, says Brian Sengson of Bennett Thrasher LLP.