Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp. went public Monday after completing a HK$37.1 billion ($4.7 billion) initial public offering guided by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, the second-largest global IPO in 2018 and first ever since Hong Kong eased restrictions on dual-class shares.
Dish Network LLC was hit with a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit in Alabama federal court accusing the satellite television provider of making roughly 300 debt-collection robocalls to a woman who asserted the company was calling the wrong person and several times asked that the calls be stopped.
A trade group for hundreds of federal contractors has asked the Federal Communications Commission to strike a clause from its Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules that may undermine their shield from robocall lawsuits, saying it appears to have been mistakenly added.
A stalled robocall suit against Time Warner is back on after a customer filed an amended complaint in California federal court accusing the telecom giant of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by repeatedly making automated calls to nonsubscribers.
As general counsel for wireless industry trade group CTIA, Tom Power deals with the technology powering futuristic innovations like remote surgery, “smart” infrastructure and ubiquitous cellphone communications. He recently spoke with Law360 on the changing regulatory landscape, the complicated problem of spectrum-sharing and the root of his interest in communications: his past as an amateur disk jockey.
Telecommunications ratings giant Nielsen Audio Inc. announced to a Florida federal court on Friday it had settled with Bubba the Love Sponge, a nationally syndicated radio host accused of trying to bribe the panelists whose listening input set radio rankings.
President Donald Trump is expected Monday night to name his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination will give the president his second chance to name a justice to the high court in less than two years, setting up a high-stakes political battle likely to consume the legal world and the nation in the months to come.
A coalition of European data protection watchdogs has said that ICANN, the database of global internet web addresses, can operate its domain lookup service in a way that coexists with the EU's new privacy regime — if it overhauls the way it asks for information.
When AT&T public policy executive Bob Quinn sat down to a private dinner with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last February, the meal at the chic Hotel Neri restaurant in Barcelona had the trappings of a typical meeting between U.S. politicos.
DirecTV urged a Georgia federal judge Thursday to send to arbitration a former subscriber's proposed class claims alleging the satellite television provider illegally disclosed his and other subscribers' personal information to an expert the company retained in ongoing litigation over unsolicited telemarketing calls.
The Federal Communications Commission said it will not delay the implementation of its restrictions on subsidized phone and internet service in the Lifeline program, despite a pending court challenge brought by a tribe, wireless resellers and others.
A coalition of radio frequency engineering firms told the Federal Communications Commission that Verizon has “grossly overstated” its nationwide 4G LTE coverage, hurting the mobile wireless carriers the engineering firms serve because the carriers can only get needed FCC funding to boost coverage in areas where coverage is low.
Smartphone buyers urged a California federal judge Friday to certify an antitrust class action accusing Qualcomm of fixing the price of microchips used in cellphones.
The National Academy of Sciences Thursday urged the Federal Communications Commission to take caution as it looks to open up for new uses spectrum currently used for public safety communications and scientific research, saying interference issues could undermine an important tool for exploring the far reaches of the galaxy.
Soon after the Trump administration finalized tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods in an intensifying tussle over intellectual property rules on Friday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative unveiled a new process for importers to earn waivers from the new 25 percent levy.
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association is warning the Federal Communications Commission that one of two ways of transmitting emergency alert tests, which the agency wants to streamline, could inadvertently be confused with actual alerts.
The Trump administration on Friday imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports covering technology, medical devices and industrial goods, marking the most aggressive move yet in the White House’s trade imbroglio with Beijing and stoking fear within the U.S. business community.
The European Parliament on Thursday called for the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer deal to be suspended unless the United States is "fully compliant" with the mechanism by September, echoing privacy concerns raised by the body's civil liberties committee last month.
A group of businessmen with a history of executive roles in Asian companies filed plans with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $40 million or more to buy a company in an industry such as technology, media or telecommunications, according to filings dated Thursday.
The trade group Incompas is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission against steering Lifeline telecommunications services subsidy funds away from wireless resellers and toward phone carriers that have their own network infrastructure, according to an ex parte filing detailing a meeting at which the organization warned against eliminating “competitive options.”
Connecting with potential prospects is now more challenging due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, meaning that law firm microsites, blogs and social media will become more valuable than ever. The firms that deploy them strategically will increase their relative visibility and accelerate the rebuilding of their opt-in distribution lists, says Stephan Roussan of ICVM Group.
Until recently there has been little guidance on how U.S. Supreme Court precedent on public forums applies to an increasingly digital world. A New York federal court's decision last week regarding President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is significant because it recognizes the way we talk now, says Lyrissa Lidsky, dean of the University of Missouri School of Law.
The Federal Communications Commission is slated to consider potential new rules concerning the use of 800 numbers on June 7. The rules will most directly affect network providers, but may also result in reduced costs for companies providing 800-number calling to their customers, says Michael Pryor of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
The growth of litigation funding has only increased the controversy surrounding it. Looking to move beyond the rhetoric for and against the practice, attorney and investment analytics expert J.B. Heaton, of J.B. Heaton PC and Conjecture LLC, attempts an objective analysis of the underlying economics of the litigation funding arrangement.
Two competing interpretations of the D.C. Circuit's March ruling in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission are only the beginning of what is sure to be a continuing debate on the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system, say Cory Eichhorn and Annelise Del Rivero of Holland & Knight LLP.
Courts are acknowledging a shifting consumer preference toward electronic mediums. Proposed changes to Rule 23, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially provide for the use of electronic notice in class actions — a change that could save parties a significant amount of money, say Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC.
Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.
Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence.
The current business climate has produced vast opportunities for seasoned lawyers to create valuable connections with millennial business owners, but first lawyers must cleanse their palate of misconceptions regarding millennials, says Yaima Seigley of Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC.
Tuesday marked one year since the U.S. Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue in its TC Heartland decision. This month, three Federal Circuit decisions addressed a number of outstanding questions on patent venue, but none of the court's positions was unexpected, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.