Telecommunications

  • February 9, 2007

    Adelphia Bondholders' Appeal Shot Down

    A federal appeals court panel has reportedly shot down a request by Adelphia Communications Corp.’s bondholders to have a lower court decision overturned that required them to post a $1.3 billion bond in exchange for a review of the cable provider’s bankruptcy case.

  • February 7, 2007

    AOL, EarthLink Win Bid To Block Testimony

    In a mutual victory for Time Warner Inc. and EarthLink Inc., a federal judge has blocked expert testimony that would have bolstered dual patent infringement suits against the rival Internet service providers.

  • February 7, 2007

    10 Under 40: Nixon Peabody’s David Feldman

    Nixon Peabody’s David Feldman had always pictured himself pacing the courtroom arguing important cases. In 2005, that vision became a reality, when Feldman represented the former vice president of cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. in one of the most-watched securities fraud cases of the decade.

  • February 6, 2007

    Adelphia Bondholders' Appeal Keeps Plan On Hold

    Adelphia Communications Corp.’s bondholders appeared before an appellate court Tuesday to appeal a district court’s decision that would require them to post a $1.3 billion bond in exchange for a review of the cable provider's bankruptcy case.

  • February 5, 2007

    Trustee Asks For Examiner In Granite Case

    The U.S. Trustee in Granite Broadcasting Corp.'s bankruptcy has asked the judge to appoint an examiner to look into a proposed equity deal with hedge fund Silver Point Finance LLC.

  • February 6, 2007

    Sullivan & Cromwell Sues Fired Gay Associate

    A gay former associate who filed a discrimination lawsuit against Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has been sued by the firm over the way he built his legal campaign, which allegedly included siphoning internal firm documents and broadcasting confidential attorney-client information.

  • February 2, 2007

    Judge OKs $1.3M DIP Loan For Air America

    A New York bankruptcy judge has signed off on an additional $1.3 million in financing for Air America Radio in a deal in which the liberal radio will have to sell off assets worth at least as much as the borrowing amount.

  • February 1, 2007

    Time Warner, LG Hit With Infringement Suit

    A Honolulu, Hawaii-based company went on the legal warpath Wednesday, filing two patent infringement suits against defendants including Time Warner Inc., Comcast Cable Communications LLC and Samsung Telecommunications America LP over cell phones and cable modems.

  • January 30, 2007

    Telecom Italia Fined €60M In Broadband Spat

    Italian telecommunications giant Telecom Italia SpA will have to pay €60 million ($77.5 million) to a competing Internet broadband provider for allegedly blocking its fixed-line access to some 11,000 customers.

  • January 30, 2007

    Granite’s Creditors Balk At Joining Committee

    The U.S. Trustee overseeing Granite Broadcasting Corp.’s bankruptcy proceedings said Tuesday that she could not appoint a creditors’ committee due to lack of interest.

  • January 30, 2007

    Comcast Asks FCC To Reverse "Fatally Flawed" Ruling

    Comcast Corp. has asked the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the cable company from new regulations regarding set-top boxes, weeks after the agency's "fatally flawed" rejection of the cable company's original application.

  • January 30, 2007

    Court Upholds France Telecom’s €10M Antitrust Fine

    The European Union’s second-highest court has upheld a fined levied against France Telecom for allegedly engaging in anti-competitive behavior, ruling that the company must pay the €10.35 million penalty.

  • January 29, 2007

    Air America Finds A Buyer

    Liberal talk radio station Air America Radio, which lost $41 million and went bankrupt after only two-and-a-half years on the air, announced Monday that it will sell its assets to Stephen L. Green, the chairman of SL Green Realty Corp.

  • January 29, 2007

    Adelphia Bondholders Protest $1.3B Bond Demand

    The bondholders of Adelphia Communications Corp. have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a decision that would require them to post a $1.3 billion bond in exchange for a review of the cable provider's bankruptcy case.

  • January 29, 2007

    Skadden Arps

    When an energy transmission developer had the ambitious idea to link energy hungry cities with producers miles away using underwater cable lines, it turned to one energy practice to help it with its project: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • January 19, 2007

    Judge Refuses To Toss Music Label Suit

    Satellite-radio provider XM, which was sued last year by 10 international music labels for alleged “massive wholesale infringement,” has lost its bid to have the case dismissed.

  • January 18, 2007

    Expert: Qualcomm Owed $8.3M For Infringement

    Broadcom Corp. may owe Qualcomm Inc. $8.3 million in royalties for patents the telecommunications company has infringed upon for over a year, according to an expert witness who testified Wednesday on behalf of Qualcomm in the final throes of the telecom’s patent litigation against its rival.

  • January 12, 2007

    U.K. Seeks Public Comment On BSkyB, ITV Deal

    The United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trade has asked for public comment to help it determine whether the British Sky Broadcasting Group’s acquisition of ITV shares should be considered a merger, and will negatively affect competition in the U.K. television market.

  • January 8, 2007

    E.U. Says Luxembourg Stalling On Telecom Rules

    The European Commission has sent Luxembourg a second reasoned opinion regarding the nation’s telecommunications markets, detailing the steps Luxembourg must take to comply with a 2003 court ruling.

  • January 3, 2007

    Matsushita, Nokia, Samsung Sued Over Bluetooth

    A nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against several big-name electronics companies, asserting that a university holds patents covering the Bluetooth wireless data communication system technology the companies use in their products.