Telecommunications

  • November 12, 2010

    Rolling Stone Publisher Sued Over Text Spam

    An Indiana woman has filed a putative class action against a marketing firm and Wenner Media LLC, which publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Men's Journal and other magazines for allegedly sending spam text messages to cell phones.

  • November 12, 2010

    UK Court To Weigh In On Digital Piracy Law

    A British court has granted a bid by Internet services providers TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC and BT Group PLC to review the Digital Economy Act, which aims to put obligations on ISPs to prevent illegal file-sharing.

  • November 12, 2010

    FSA Requires Taping Of Bankers' Work Cell Phones

    The United Kingdom's top securities regulator is requiring investment houses, hedge funds and banks to record their bankers' and traders' conversations conducted on company-issued cell phones in a bid to further police insider trading.

  • November 11, 2010

    Italy Probes Sky Exclusive World Cup Broadcast Deal

    Italy's antitrust watchdog has begun investigating whether News Corp. unit Sky Italia SRL abused its dominance in the pay-television broadcast market when it bought the exclusive rights to air the World Cup in 2010 and 2014 across all broadcasting platforms.

  • November 11, 2010

    Adelphia Execs Continue Fight For Interview Notes

    The founder of cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son are back in a district court trying to force prosecutors to turn over interview notes, after failing to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision to uphold their combined 29-year prison terms for securities fraud.

  • November 10, 2010

    Flag Telecom Class Action Ends With $24M Deal

    A federal judge has granted final approval to a $24.4 million settlement that closes out a tangled, protracted securities class action against Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and a battery of former officers of bankrupt Flag Telecom Holdings Ltd. over allegedly false statements made in connection to Flag's initial public offering.

  • November 10, 2010

    Microsoft Accuses Motorola Of Patent License-Gouging

    Microsoft Corp. has filed a breach of contract suit that accuses Motorola Inc. of failing to adhere to agreements brokered by industry standards groups to charge reasonable rates for licenses related to wireless local network and video coding technology patents.

  • November 10, 2010

    NASA Security Officer Charged With EBay Scheme

    A security officer for NASA has been charged with one count of wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to steal portable radios, monitors and projectors from the federal government and sell them on eBay.

  • November 8, 2010

    Integra Stops Fighting $11B Qwest-CenturyLink Merger

    Telecommunications carrier Integra Telecom Inc. agreed Monday to drop its opposition to a proposed $10.6 billion merger between Qwest Communications International Inc. and CenturyLink Inc. after it reached a deal that preserves connectivity agreements it made with Qwest.

  • November 8, 2010

    AOL, Others Score Win In Web Radio Patent Suit

    CBS Corp., AOL Inc. and other defendants have won summary judgment on multiple grounds in a patent suit over Internet radio technology brought by Zamora Radio LLC.

  • November 5, 2010

    UK Eyes News Corp.'s $12.6B BSkyB Bid

    The British government has called for a review of U.S. media giant News Corp.'s proposed takeover of British Sky Broadcasting PLC to determine whether the $12.6 billion deal will raise competition concerns in the media sector.

  • November 4, 2010

    Lochner Hits General Dynamics With Computer IP Suit

    Patent-holding company Lochner Technologies LLC continues to prowl the high-tech sector, filing suit against another General Dynamics Corp. business for allegedly infringing its widely asserted patent for wireless computer systems.

  • November 4, 2010

    Miami Telecom Exec Wants FCPA Charges Tossed

    A Miami telecommunications executive has asked a federal judge to toss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case pending against him, maintaining that any alleged improper payments to officers of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company do not constitute bribes to foreign officials.

  • November 3, 2010

    ITC Takes Up 337 Probe Of Apple Wireless Devices

    The U.S. International Trade Commission launched a probe Wednesday into Motorola Mobility Inc.'s allegations that Apple Inc.'s core products infringe six patents covering wireless and smartphone technologies.

  • November 3, 2010

    Target, Sears Sue Over LCD Price-Fixing

    Target Corp., Sears Roebuck & Co., RadioShack Corp. and four others have become the latest retailers to fire off a complaint seeking to recover damages they incurred as a result of an alleged price-fixing conspiracy orchestrated by liquid crystal display panel manufacturers including Sharp Corp. and Toshiba Corp.

  • November 3, 2010

    Cloverleaf Contract Claim Against Jockey Club Nixed

    Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc., the bankrupt owner of Maryland's Rosecroft Raceway, can't bring a breach of contract claim alongside antitrust allegations against the Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City Inc. and Laurel Racing Association LP over the termination of race broadcasts, a judge has ruled.

  • November 3, 2010

    EU Probes News Corp.'s $12.6B BSkyB Bid

    The European Union's antitrust watchdog has launched a review of U.S. media giant News Corp.'s proposed takeover of British Sky Broadcasting PLC to determine how the $12.6 billion deal would affect competition in the bloc's 27 member nations.

  • November 2, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Shuts Door On LG Claims In Wi-Fi Patent Suit

    LG Electronics Inc. has failed to convince a federal appeals court to review its decision to uphold the dismissal of infringement claims in a test case alleging hundreds of Netgear Inc. wireless products violated patents for wireless data transmission technology.

  • November 1, 2010

    Utah Judge Exits $100M Ponzi Case Over Bias Claim

    Two judges in the case of a Utah investment guru and Web radio personality charged with running a $100 million Ponzi scheme have recused themselves, one following claims by the defense that he had consulted with the state agency investigating the defendant before the case was brought in federal court.

  • November 1, 2010

    SmartPhone Hits Cell Phone Makers With IP Suit

    SmartPhone Technologies LLC has accused a handful of cell phone manufacturers, including Nokia Corp. and Kyocera Corp., of infringing nine of its patents covering communications and Bluetooth technology with their Internet-ready phones.