From FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s perspective, the agency has an obligation to make sure its suite of regulations stimulates economic growth and encourages service providers to expand their networks.
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments on a recent study examining the proposed $59 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint that was submitted by the two companies as they continue to seek approval of the deal.
The Federal Communications Commission opened a comment period Tuesday seeking feedback on a proposal to update rules governing direct broadcasting service systems like DirecTV, instituting a “first come, first served” system for applications to use the limited spectrum space after bidding was banned in 2005.
Attorneys who bring clients to the Federal Communications Commission for meetings with agency staffers should clarify their desired policy outcomes within the first few minutes of a session and elucidate any legal barriers to their requests, FCC Wireless Bureau leaders said Wednesday.
A California man pled guilty Tuesday to phoning in a false bomb threat at the Federal Communications Commission in December as the agency was poised to vote on its net neutrality deregulation.
The Federal Communications Commission is set to kick off its planned auction in the 28 GHz spectrum band Wednesday morning, offering 40 bidders the chance to vie for county-sized licenses said to be ideal for 5G services.
A man must pay over $13 million in interest after the Ninth Circuit agreed with the U.S. Tax Court on Tuesday that the interest was part of his overall tax debt to the Internal Revenue Service.
Alaskan telecommunications company GCI has asked the Federal Communications Commission to rethink a reduction in Rural Health Care Program subsidy payouts to the business, saying the commission slashed the rates without explaining its reasoning.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review whether the Fifth Circuit erred by affirming a lower court's awarding of a $102 million judgment to Swiss-based Nagravision SA after China-based Gotech allegedly sold set-top boxes that circumvented piracy protections.
Experian has asked for preliminary approval of a $22 million class action settlement in California federal court, ending privacy claims from 15 million T-Mobile customers who had their information released in a data breach.
Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that opening up the band of spectrum normally reserved for satellite transmissions to other uses could cut into U.S. television and radio programming and harm consumers.
The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with six broadcast television companies to resolve a complaint by the DOJ's Antitrust Division in D.C. federal court that the companies shared pricing information, the department announced Tuesday.
As President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare for their high-stakes sitdown at next week's G-20 summit in Argentina, the two governments remain at odds over a slew of trade issues, chiefly the White House's various moves to restrict trade with China on the basis of national security.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday named the chief of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for the D.C. Circuit post vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, setting off a nomination fight for what's viewed as the nation's second-highest appeals court.
President Donald Trump on Monday said he supported a call by a cable industry group to investigate alleged anti-competitive activity by Comcast Corp., specifically with regard to its merger with NBC Universal.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider how much deference to give the Federal Communications Commission’s view of what counts as an “advertisement” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, in a dispute that could impact the judiciary’s power to interpret agency rules.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday asked Washington state’s high court to consider whether Selective Insurance Co. of America must cover T-Mobile’s costs in a lawsuit alleging its antenna installation contractor damaged a building in the Bronx in New York, saying Washington state law is unsettled on a critical issue in the case.
Inventors who reassign their rights in a patent may still subsequently challenge the validity of the intellectual property’s claims in reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit held Friday in a case involving a Cisco patent covering Ethernet switch products.
A 10-year Tesla compensation plan offering founder and CEO Elon Musk as much as $55.8 billion cannot avoid Delaware Chancery Court’s tough entire fairness review standards, despite director claims that more-permissive standards apply, an investor who challenged the deal argued Friday.
Comments poured in Friday at the Trump administration's deadline for weighing in on the Commerce Department's privacy regime, with trade groups calling for uniform standards and consumer advocates pushing for a baseline federal privacy law.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
The IRS has increased scrutiny for Internal Revenue Code Section 199 deductions taken against profits from film, computer software, electricity, natural gas, potable water, tangible personal property and certain sound recordings. Though 199 was repealed by tax reform, battles over this contentious deduction are sure to continue for some time, say attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
In light of regulatory success in recent major media mergers, the termination of Sinclair Broadcast’s attempted acquisition of Tribune Media came as a shock to many. Attorneys with Winston & Strawn LLP explain what went wrong and discuss how to avoid having a deal suffer a similar fate.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.