Despite the recent reversal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, the U.S. Supreme Court must still review a case over the FCC’s authority to regulate the internet and curtail the agency’s rulemaking power, according to a petitioner who spoke in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid from Dish Network LLC to overturn a state court decision, holding that the sales tax Florida consumers pay on satellite subscriptions, nearly double the rate for cable, is not discriminatory.
The Federal Circuit ruled en banc Monday that decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that an inter partes review petition is timely can be appealed, overruling previous decisions that barred appeals of such findings.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected DirecTV’s challenge of the Fourth Circuit’s year-old standard for determining joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act, letting stand a ruling that the satellite provider must face a pair of wage lawsuits filed by its former technicians.
A California magistrate judge on Friday convinced Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Apple Inc. to resolve a discovery dispute over iPhone sales data in their $400 million smartphone patent war, after saying that Samsung’s bid for the information just an hour before discovery closed “looks like a last-minute desperation heave.”
A federal magistrate judge in California said Friday he’ll sanction Apple Inc. to the tune of $300,000 for missing a document production deadline in antitrust suits brought against Qualcomm Inc. by the Federal Trade Commission and a putative class of cellphone buyers, after saying in an earlier hearing he wanted to encourage other third parties in the litigation to meet deadlines.
Attorneys for the government and AT&T on Friday told a D.C. federal judge they remain on pace with a brisk schedule laid out last month for a suit over the government’s efforts to quash the telecom giant’s proposed $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.
The Federal Communications Commission released the final version of its net neutrality rule rollback Thursday evening, clearing another hurdle toward internet deregulation and hastening formal court challenges, as well as legislative measures that could undermine it.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday signaled its possible support for a House Republican effort to replace the Federal Communications Commission's recently repealed net neutrality rules for internet providers with similar, if slightly watered down, alternatives.
The Second Circuit on Friday rejected claims from two former Sprint executives that the IRS and Ernst & Young had concealed evidence of an investigation into tax shelters, saying that the pair had failed to show any obligations owed to them had been breached.
The Federal Communications Commission Thursday released the more than 500-page order officially repealing Obama-era net neutrality rules mandating that internet service providers treat all online content equally.
A California federal judge added to case law on standard-essential patents late last month by holding that Ericsson did not offer to license its patents on reasonable terms, then becoming only the fourth U.S. judge to determine a royalty rate for essential patents. Here are four takeaways from the decision.
The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that its decision to eliminate a regulation requiring broadcasters to maintain offices in their community of license, known as the main studio rule, would take effect Jan. 8, a little more than two months after the agency voted to nix the rule.
A group of Democratic senators sent letters to the heads of the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday urging them to closely scrutinize Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s planned purchase of Tribune Media Co. following the recent repeal of regulations.
AT&T hit its client Mediacom Telephony of Illinois with a lawsuit in Illinois federal court on Wednesday, alleging the Mediacom subsidiary failed to pay it for facilities and equipment for 911 services.
A California state senator introduced legislation Wednesday that would impose state-level net neutrality rules to replace those that were repealed last month by the Federal Communications Commission.
Atain Specialty Insurance Co. shouldn’t have to defend a construction company that’s being sued by a telephone company for digging up its underground phone lines, the insurer told a Texas federal court Thursday, since Atain only insured the “tractor services” arm of the company — not its excavation unit.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Apple iPhone technology in response to Qualcomm's complaints last year that the tech giant was infringing the chipmaker's patents covering everything from cameras to touchscreen displays, the agency said Wednesday.
The Weinstein Co. could go for less than $500 million as its board zeroes in on a future owner, Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda Group is mulling an IPO for its sports assets, and Malaysian telecommunications giant Axiata Group is considering listing its tower unit on the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange.
Apple asked a California federal court on Wednesday to nix a $25,000-per-day fine, arguing that the sanctions imposed by a magistrate judge last month for delays in producing documents in the antitrust litigation against Qualcomm were unduly harsh.
The U.S. agencies’ increasing coordination with their foreign partners has led to more potent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations — in terms of both their scope and settlement cost, say Patrick Stokes, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Zachariah Lloyd of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.
Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.
Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.
There have been many articles on the corporate monitor selection process, but you will find little guidance on how to prepare yourself for a job that has few parallels. There are three key lessons I have learned over the course of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship still in progress, says Gil Soffer of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The twist in the Lindsey Manufacturing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case was the truncated time in which we prepared. Having refused to waive their rights to a speedy trial, our clients took control of the case — this, along with the compressed time frame, forced the government to make errors, say Janet Levine, Sima Namiri-Kalantari and Megan Weisgerber of Crowell & Moring LLP.
The Federal Communication Commission's upcoming vote on its net neutrality order will set the stage for a classic battle over regulatory philosophies, and appeal to the D.C. Circuit is a foregone conclusion. Add the possible re-examination of Chevron deference and the case has all the makings of a blockbuster that comes along only once a generation, says Andrew McBride of Perkins Coie LLP.
Since its whopping $800 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement in 2008, Siemens cleaned up — and it has “cleaned up” in its long-standing competition with General Electric. How? As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly told President Donald Trump, you don’t need to pay bribes to succeed in international business, says Peter Y. Solmssen, former general counsel of Siemens.
The 2008 Siemens matter — then the largest sanction ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action — set the stage for future cross-collaboration in global anti-corruption enforcement, say Cheryl Scarboro, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Diana Wielocha of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.