The National Defense Authorization Act won’t include a U.S. Senate-backed provision that would have barred ZTE Corp. from buying American components, according to a series of public statements issued Friday from a bipartisan group of lawmakers incensed about the turnaround.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple files a slew of new cases in a single week, Stone Brewing picks another fight with an alcohol giant, and T-Mobile says a rival "T" logo is confusingly similar to its own.
A coalition of local governments has blasted Sprint before the Federal Communications Commission for making conflicting claims about municipalities impeding the rollout of the next generation of broadband on the one hand while touting the company's expansion of 5G infrastructure to customers on the other, saying its criticisms simply don't "hold up."
A California state appeals court on Thursday found that a Los Angeles County assessor can include revenue from Time Warner Cable Inc.’s broadband and telephone services in valuing the right to use the public rights-of-ways for the purposes of property taxes, partially reversing a trial court ruling over a $10 million property tax refund.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he is ready to levy tariffs against $500 billion worth of Chinese goods in his campaign to counter Beijing’s intellectual property and technology acquisition rules, which would cover nearly every product shipped to the U.S.
The Federal Communications Commission was not swayed by last-minute, high-level talks with attorneys for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. who reiterated the company’s plan to change up its divestitures in an effort to make its acquisition of Tribune Media Co. more palatable, documents filed with the FCC show.
Sweden-based telecommunications company Telia Co. AB on Friday said it will buy the broadcasting and media business of Swedish media group Bonnier AB for 9.2 billion Swedish kroner ($1 billion), striking the deal just days after Telia expanded its offerings in Norway in a separate multibillion-dollar acquisition.
A New York federal judge on Thursday rebuffed a bid by the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization to parlay the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Carpenter ruling into the suppression of evidence in his Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, and further refused to dismiss the criminal action in its entirety.
Amdocs and Openet reached a licensing deal to end a patent infringement dispute over computer network monitoring technology that at one point saw a split Federal Circuit panel make a rare reversal of a lower court’s invalidation of the patents under Alice, the companies said Thursday.
A Swiss tech company slapped Philips with an antitrust lawsuit Thursday in California federal court, claiming the Dutch multinational reneged on its pledges to license its standard-essential cellular technology patents on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms.
A D.C. federal judge showed little patience Thursday for internet free speech advocates challenging a new law meant to crack down on sex trafficking that they say prevents human rights groups from educating sex workers, saying they're "jumping the line" and that a ruling in the next few weeks is impossible.
The wireless industry is ratcheting up pressure for the Federal Communications Commission to approve Ligado Networks LLC’s proposed licensing changes that would enable a massive satellite broadband network supporting the rollout of 5G and "internet of things" applications.
A California federal judge has tossed a proposed class action alleging that AT&T Inc. wrongly saddled its $34 billion 401(k) plan with excessive costs and fees, finding the current and former employees didn’t demonstrate that they brought their claims in time.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to probe whether Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. obscured that it would effectively retain control of three divested stations in its acquisition of Tribune Media Co., according to a hearing designation order that was officially released Thursday afternoon.
A former CBS Radio advertising account executive has accused the company and its new owner of cultivating a sexist work environment at New York-area sports station WFAN, letting host Joseph Benigno harass her and using a fight that broke out in the network’s suite during last year’s Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather boxing bout as an excuse to fire her.
Comcast has called it quits in its challenge to Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets as it pulled ahead in a separate bidding war with 21st Century Fox over British telecom giant Sky, in the latest turn in the two intertwined takeover battles.
Illinois GOP House lawmaker Adam Kinzinger introduced legislation on Thursday that would force the Federal Communications Commission to publish draft documents on its website at least three weeks ahead of any vote, calling it a drive toward "transparency, efficiency and accountability."
An AT&T Inc. pension plan has been hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court from two former employees who alleged they were wrongfully denied retroactive early retirement benefits they accrued under an amendment to the plan.
Verizon has urged the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss a "cramming" complaint accusing the company of adding services that a commercial client never signed up for, saying that even though the document never states which charges were inaccurate, Verizon has gone ahead and issued credits to the customer.
Legal reform and human rights advocates have called on the Federal Communications Commission to refuse prominent prison-phone operator Securus Technologies Inc.'s bid to buy a competitor, arguing that the company has a shaky track record and will have a monopoly over the industry.
Less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, President Donald Trump signed an executive order applying the court’s rationale in Lucia to the hiring — and firing — of all administrative law judges in the federal government, making them entirely beholden to the heads of their agencies or the president for their jobs, says Brian Casey of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
When the next downturn occurs, bankruptcies and opportunities for investors to pick up distressed assets on the cheap will follow. Where those assets include customer lists or other personal information protected by new privacy laws in the EU and California, those sales will become more difficult, say Walt Sapronov and Paul Kouroupas of Sapronov & Associates PC.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
While U.S. District Judge Richard Leon was careful to note that his opinion in the AT&T-Timer Warner merger trial was narrow, his evaluation of the evidence undercut the government's theoretical economic model in a way that may have broader applications, says John Dubrow of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.