Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Tuesday that the agency will open up its periodic review of media ownership rules at the FCC’s upcoming Dec. 12 meeting, specifically examining two rules affecting local media markets and a third that limits top-four network mergers.
The Ninth Circuit refused to revive a former Charter Communications LLC worker’s suit alleging that he was wrongly fired for his legal use of medical marijuana, holding that certain sections of the Montana Marijuana Act didn’t flout the state’s constitution.
The Government Accountability Office on Monday sustained a protest of the Library of Congress’ award of a contract for fiber optic services, saying the government hadn’t justified choosing a cheaper but less encompassing proposal.
The Federal Communications Commission is poised to designate text messaging as a Title I information service at its Dec. 12 meeting, cementing providers’ abilities to filter and block texts considered to be spam despite pushback that companies use the privilege too liberally.
Metaswitch Networks Ltd., a telecommunications company, filed an antitrust complaint in New York federal court Tuesday alleging that another telecom intended to eliminate competition among companies that transform landline phone networks through serial acquisitions and exclusionary tactics.
The commercial arm of India’s space program urged a Washington state federal judge Monday to nix a telecommunications company’s suit seeking to confirm a more than $562.5 million award stemming from a canceled satellite-leasing deal, arguing the court lacks jurisdiction over the foreign corporations.
Major phone service providers sought to reassure the Federal Communications Commission that they’re making strides toward implementing call authentication methods in the next year while urging the regulator to be patient as the anti-robocalling technology is developed.
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are preparing to look into Ivanka Trump's reported use of a personal email account for official White House business next year, the panel's ranking member said in a statement Tuesday.
SoftBank's Vision Fund is reportedly set to inject $2 billion into South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang, Warburg Pincus is aiming to raise $4 billion for a China-focused fund, and multiple bidders are vying for the 22 regional sports TV networks Disney acquired in its merger with 21st Century Fox.
A putative class of investors filed a complaint in New York federal court on Monday alleging that cable television provider Altice USA Inc. misled them in the lead-up to the company’s $2.2 billion initial public offering before the stock plunged 43 percent.
The Federal Communications Commission has formally eliminated an opt-out notice requirement for solicited faxes that was struck down by the D.C. Circuit last year, putting to bed legal disputes that had lingered under the rule while raising fresh questions about how the commission intends to proceed with rulemaking as the U.S. Supreme Court decides how much weight to give to these opinions, attorneys say.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday said Charter Communications Inc. can't use its First Amendment freedom as a cable provider to escape a claim that it refused a carriage deal with an African-American-owned production firm due to racial bias.
A motel business hit back at an attempt by Sprint Solutions Inc. to put an end to its proposed class action, arguing in Connecticut federal court on Friday that the telecommunications company failed to prove that it had permission to repeatedly fax unsolicited ads to the lodging without an opt-out notice.
A Hausfeld LLP attorney has been floated as potential lead counsel to represent companies accusing the TV industry of fixing ad prices, as an Illinois federal court fields several motions for leadership roles in the recently centralized multidistrict litigation.
A Virginia federal judge issued a written opinion Monday explaining his decision last month to not transfer a copyright case filed by the major record labels against Cox Communications LLC, saying his own rulings in an earlier case against Cox would be relevant to the impending piracy battle.
The Federal Trade Commission has called on Congress to "clarify" its authority to regulate data breaches, while responding to the White House's request for advice on how the administration should handle consumer privacy.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. told the Federal Communications Commission in a Friday comment that a section of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act does not apply to companies receiving FCC subsidies, and therefore it should still be able to get money from the program.
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.
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.
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.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
The Japan Patent Office's new guide to licensing for standard-essential patents maintains an admirable neutrality in tone, language and substance, making it an effective reference tool for all sides in SEP licensing, says David Kappos, a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's opinion in Epic Systems v. Lewis employed the same analytics used by Justice Antonin Scalia in three previous decisions. They strongly suggest the court would allow a mandatory arbitration clause with a class action waiver in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act context, says James Baker of Baker McKenzie.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
While the U.S. Supreme Court proclaimed its Carpenter holding was narrow, its unprecedented recognition of an individual’s privacy interest in data held by third parties could signal significant changes in privacy more generally, say attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.