A New York federal judge on Wednesday ordered a man who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook to repay $120,000 in legal bills to several media outlets he sued for using it, saying he likely made enough money from settlements in other suits to pay the fine.
A California federal judge dismissed a putative class action brought against Facebook Inc. by an investor who claims that the social media giant’s misleading comments artificially inflated stock prices, ruling that the shareholder failed to show that the comments were intentionally misleading.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rejected efforts by technology company Blue Spike LLC to centralize in Texas nine patent lawsuits, saying Wednesday it wasn’t persuaded there was enough commonality in the cases to make centralization beneficial or necessary.
LinkedIn Corp. asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to nix a lower court’s preliminary injunction allowing a startup to scrape information from the networking site's public profiles, arguing antitrust laws don’t require it to give another company a “free ride” on its work, and that doing so would violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute filed suit in New York federal court Wednesday against various federal agencies seeking documents relating to the “extreme vetting” of non-citizens, saying the government’s failure to produce the records violates the Freedom of Information Act.
Frontier Communications Corp. was hit with a putative class action Wednesday in Connecticut federal court alleging the communication services provider violated securities law by hiding financial concerns related to a mass of unpaid user accounts acquired with its $10.5 billion Verizon Communications Inc. purchase.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration is a step closer to having its new leader after a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday moved nominee David Redl forward as the next principal adviser to the president on telecommunication policies.
The former head of South Korea’s government-funded earthquake research program was ordered by a California federal judge Monday to serve 14 months in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release for laundering bribery proceeds in the United States.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on Tuesday granted Google’s bid to pause six related patent infringement suits in Texas federal court to allow the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to review the validity of several patents covering voice over internet protocol technology that Uniloc is asserting in the cases.
The Federal Communications Commission will vote on the proposed elimination of the "main studio rule" for radio and TV stations, which had been criticized as outdated, at its upcoming October meeting, according to a tentative agenda released Tuesday.
The European Commission took Ireland to court on Wednesday for failing to collect €13 billion ($15.3 billion) in back taxes from Apple more than a year after the antitrust enforcer concluded the iPhone maker had illegally benefited from special treatment.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told an audience of tech executives gathered in Boston on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is poised to help them root out abuse and criminal activity, despite its concerns about their increasing use of encryption.
A top Republican lawmaker pressed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton on Wednesday to postpone the planned November launch of a massive database known as the Consolidated Audit Trail, citing the recent disclosure of a hack into the agency's data system on public companies.
Bird & Bird LLP will open a San Francisco office, its first in the U.S., in mid-2018 as part of its drive to offer clients more face-to-face advisement on grappling with European Union privacy and data laws, the firm announced Monday.
Financial technology company TrueEx LLC, which has accused interest rate swap trading company MarkitServ Ltd. of having a monopoly on the processing service industry, is impeding experts’ time to analyze data by not cooperating with document requests, MarkitServ argued in New York federal court on Tuesday.
Toshiba reiterated Tuesday that the planned $17.8 billion sale of its memory business to a consortium led by Boston-based Bain Capital will go ahead as planned, saying the blockbuster deal will close in spite of protests and litigation from joint venture partner Western Digital.
The European Commission continued its efforts to drastically overhaul the value-added tax system by asking Wednesday for agreement from member countries to begin collecting taxes on currently exempt cross-border trade activities.
The European Court of Justice will soon decide whether multinational companies such as Facebook can continue to use model contracts to transfer data between the EU and U.S., after Ireland's high court on Tuesday found that the national data protection regulator had "well-founded concerns" about whether the mechanism violates EU law.
An entrepreneur with a winding trail of fraud allegations may be back on the hook for a $24 million judgment for misappropriating funds while serving as CEO of a computerized trading firm after a New York bankruptcy court reopened the company’s Chapter 11 case on Monday.
A California federal judge has partially certified a class of website owners accusing Google Inc. of withholding advertising revenue, according to an order unsealed Tuesday in a lawsuit that’s nearing a mediated settlement.
Patentees in district courts have argued patent eligibility based on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office subject matter eligibility guidelines, with mixed success. A Virginia federal court's recent decision in Cleveland Clinic v. True Health is the first to address a patent that issued, in part, based on the guidelines, say attorneys with Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC.
Following its August recess, Congress will have less than four weeks to work through must-pass legislation that would fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Amid this hard-stop deadline for program funding, there is a possibility that this legislation could lend itself as a vehicle to attach other party priorities, such as expansion of telehealth services for Medicaid beneficiaries, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed a jury verdict that awarded Apple nearly $400 million in damages from Samsung. Now a California federal court has an opportunity to provide important guidance on the meaning of the Supreme Court’s decision, says Joshua Wolson of Dilworth Paxson LLP.
As consumers begin to sit in the driver’s seat of automated and autonomous vehicles, manufacturers and sellers have a golden opportunity to educate consumers on the benefits and risks of those vehicles and to shape their expectations, says Charles Moellenberg Jr. of Jones Day.
The goal of many small companies now is to grow to the point of acquisition, instead of or in addition to working to become long-term sustaining businesses. With this change comes a shift in intellectual property advising to drive a startup’s valuation at the fundraising and exit stages, says Justin Nifong, co-founder of NK Patent Law PLLC.
As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.
In an age where technology is poised to disrupt the existing landscape, insurers who embrace the changes and turn them into opportunities will thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace, say Huhnsik Chung and Christina Cerutti of Baker McKenzie.
It’s safe to say that while demand ebbs and flows for legal services, there will never be a shortage of opinions about lateral partner hiring, which is positive for the industry, as anything with such vital importance to careers should attract significant attention. However, there is a unique mythology that travels with the discussions, says Dan Hatch of Major Lindsey & Africa.
With more than a third of lawyers showing signs of problem drinking, and untold others abusing prescription drugs and other substances, it is time for law firms to be more proactive in addressing this issue, says Link Christin, executive director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers.
Last week, a divided panel at the Federal Circuit applied an analytical framework in Visual Memory v. Nvidia that appears to be inconsistent with the framework applied in a number of previous Federal Circuit decisions on Section 101 motions at the Rule 12(b)(6) stage, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.