T-Mobile, led by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, and Sprint, with lead counsel Morrison & Foerster LLP, unveiled plans Sunday to merge in a deal worth roughly $59 billion, marking the closest the two U.S. wireless carriers have come to actually combining after years of on-and-off deal talks.
A Florida federal judge Friday denied a joint bid brought by plaintiff ParkerVision Inc. and defendants Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. to dismiss patents from a suit, ordering the companies to properly navigate procedural requirements as they battle allegations of infringement relating to smartphone technology.
In an exclusive interview with Law360, the lead negotiator for the European Union's looming e-privacy regulation discusses why she’s happy about the recent Facebook data-harvesting debacle, how EU law is impacting global privacy norms, and why she’s not sold on the CLOUD Act as a solution for overseas data grabs.
A split D.C. Circuit panel on Friday tossed a trade group's challenge to the Federal Trade Commission's extension of robocalling restrictions to telemarketers playing prerecorded sound bites, holding the letter announcing the changes was not reviewable in the first place despite its potential to upend the soundboard marketing industry.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Quality Care Properties, Welltower and Promedica cooperated on a $2 billion deal, EQT Midstream Partners and Rice Midstream Partners agreed on a $2.4 billion merger, Searchlight Capital Partners LP paid $2 billion to take Mitel private and CenterPoint Energy acquired Vectren for $6 billion.
The Federal Communications Commission will not investigate whether embattled political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica wrongly bought information about TV viewers’ habits, Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday, shooting down a lawmaker’s requested probe into the matter.
TeleCircuit Network Corp. should be fined more than $5.3 million for reportedly switching unwitting consumers from their chosen carrier to the Georgia-based phone company and piling unauthorized charges onto their bills, the Federal Communications Commission proposed Friday.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. added details about its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co. this week as the broadcaster announced updated plans to divest 23 stations, but filling in the blanks has only intensified the battle over the rightful limits on media consolidation and Sinclair’s merger plans specifically.
T-Mobile and Sprint are looking to finish talks to merge as soon as next week, Boeing is close to striking a deal to snap up KLX Inc., and Ping An’s online health care platform reaped $1.1 billion in its initial public offering.
An Apple Inc. customer Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to revive her claims the tech giant hides the fact that damaged iPhones covered by service plans are replaced with secondhand phones, saying the lower court ignored evidence the company gave her used phones.
A recent suit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s rules exempting smaller infrastructure for 5G wireless networks from historic and environmental reviews could be the first of many, as tribes fight to limit wireless projects that threaten cultural properties and face the prospect of other federal agencies following the FCC's lead by curbing tribal consultation to speed up economic development.
Facebook is shuffling its U.S. lobbying team as the company responds to unprecedented regulatory scrutiny on Capitol Hill, tapping an ex-chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to replace its chief privacy officer at the top of its Washington, D.C., public policy team.
The U.S. Senate confirmed five nominees to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, providing reinforcement to the depleted commission.
Consumer advocates called on a telecommunications standards organization Wednesday to resist cellphone carriers' move to disable new technology that could make it easier for customers to switch providers.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told a congressional panel Thursday he had no advance knowledge of a proposed $3.9 billion merger between Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc. and Tribune Media when the commission made a regulatory change that helped clear the way for the deal.
Subway asked the Ninth Circuit Wednesday to wait before allowing consumers to restart a class action accusing it of sending unwanted text messages for chicken sandwiches in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, so the chain can prepare an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The D.C. federal judge overseeing the bench trial over AT&T's attempt to buy Time-Warner complained Thursday about a four-inch-thick wad of documents the U.S. Department of Justice wants included in its antitrust challenge to the merger, describing the government's late-hour request as a “dump on the court.”
A woman challenging security alarm monitoring company Monitronics' $28 million settlement in multidistrict litigation over alleged robocalls lost her bid to sanction two class attorneys Wednesday, after a West Virginia federal judge rejected her arguments that the attorneys should be punished for saying another court deemed her lawyer a professional objector.
The head of Europe’s competition watchdog cautioned Thursday that new data rules designed to boost privacy protections were no substitute for competition in the tech sector, while discussing the agency's recent enforcement actions taken against digital companies.
A pair of Ability Inc. investors asked a New York federal court to sign off on a $3 million cash deal resolving a consolidated securities suit accusing the Israeli government communications contractor of making misleading financial statements surrounding a merger.
While history is littered with reports and whitepapers that do not inspire change, there is an opportunity for the U.S. Department of Justice's new Cyber-Digital Task Force to have an impact, say attorneys with Wiley Rein LLP.
There is no telling how the current battle over net neutrality will play out, but there is a good chance that paid prioritization will not go away. Technology and content startups that do not have the resources to buy internet fast lanes may lose sales from slower traffic, says Benjamin Warlick of Morris Manning & Martin LLP.
It is too early to assess the full reach that Dell will have on appraisal in Delaware. But the Delaware Chancery Court's ruling last week in Verition Partners v. Aruba Networks provides a first look, say John Hughes and Jack Jacobs of Sidley Austin LLP.
Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle PC.
Last week, the District of Delaware raised eyebrows by ruling that documents provided to a litigation funder and its counsel in connection with their due diligence are categorically not attorney work product. Acceleration Bay v. Activision Blizzard seems to be a case of bad facts making bad law, says David Gallagher, investment manager and legal counsel for Bentham IMF.
With statutory damages of up to $1,500 for each call, text or fax, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act remains a hotbed of class action litigation. Attorneys with Foley & Lardner LLP discuss an additional, often overlooked, tool for defendants in TCPA cases.
Artificial intelligence tools can empower attorneys to work more efficiently, deepen and broaden their areas of expertise, and provide increased value to clients, which in turn can improve legal transparency, dispute resolution and access to justice. But there are some common pitfalls already apparent in the legal industry, say Ben Allgrove and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie.
In "Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal," the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit.
The Wireless Emergency Alerts system recently became a subject of public attention due to events in Hawaii, but even before the incident, the Federal Communications Commission had already initiated steps to improve the system, say Luke Platzer and Bradley Humphreys of Jenner & Block LLP.
Two new policies from the U.S. Department of Justice, along with ongoing developments concerning the elements of scienter and materiality stemming from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Escobar, have the potential to significantly change the landscape of False Claims Act enforcement in the year ahead, say attorneys with Holland & Knight LLP.