Two U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban mandatory arbitration clauses in cellphone contracts and allow consumers to sue wireless carriers for deceptive practices, a direct riposte to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in AT&T v. Concepcion.
Workers for Tucker Communications Inc., a cable and Internet installation service contractor for Charter Communications Inc., filed a putative class action Monday in Georgia alleging Tucker failed to pay them overtime compensation.
The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that exclusive territorial licensing schemes for soccer broadcasts like the one used by the British Premier League violated the bloc's antitrust law, but left the door open for some copyright-based restrictions on the ability of pubs to screen games.
The Time Warner Cable Inc./Viacom Inc. legal fight raises the big question of where television exhibition rights end and where mobile exhibition rights begin — an issue that will impact how business is done and how licenses are negotiated in the future, says Chris Brearton, managing partner of O'Melveny & Meyers LLP's Century City, Calif., office, and member of the firm's entertainment, sports and media practice.
Reality television star John Devenanzio sued Home Box Office Inc. and others in New York state court Monday, claiming the cable network's popular show "Entourage" improperly used his nickname, Johnny Bananas, in a recent plot line.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general to weigh in on whether it should hear an appeal from DirecTV challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's decision to require sales tax on services for satellite broadcasting but not for cable.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider reviving a proposed class action alleging Nokia Corp. and more than a dozen other defendants sold cellphones without protecting users from dangerous radio frequency emissions.
A merger between the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild would aid the performers in negotiating the best deals possible for their members, and dynamically change how business is done in Hollywood, says Bradley Boyer, a partner with Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley PC specializing in entertainment litigation.
AT&T Inc. on Friday asked a Washington federal court to dismiss lawsuits filed by Sprint Nextel Corp. and C Spire Wireless Inc. seeking to block the telecom giant's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., saying complaints filed by rivals are suspect.
A Florida federal court on Wednesday refused to stay Motorola Mobility Inc.'s patent fight against Apple Inc. over wireless and smartphone technology, denying Apple's bid to delay the litigation in light of Google Inc.'s proposed $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola.
Swedish telecom company TeliaSonera AB said Friday that an arbitration panel for the International Chamber of Commerce had awarded it $932 million in damages in its long-running tussle with a rival shareholder over control of Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell.
Dish Network Corp. on Wednesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly set up a hearing over AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA Inc., claiming any delay would harm Dish's ability to enter the wireless broadband market.
Radio station operator Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. on Wednesday sued the Radio Music License Committee, accusing the broadcast rights negotiator of violating its fiduciary duty to SBS and other small radio stations by unfairly giving better licensing deals to larger stations.
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that Level 3 Communications Inc. can proceed with its plans for a $3 billion stock-for-stock takeover of fellow Internet services provider Global Crossing Ltd.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday added $10.3 million to a $63.8 million infringement verdict against Cisco Systems Inc. over a wireless networking patent owned by Commil USA LLC, refusing Cisco's request for a new trial.
T-Mobile USA Inc. on Wednesday joined Verizon Wireless in asking a California federal court to reject Apple Inc.'s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from selling its allegedly patent-infringing Galaxy tablet computer and several other 4G products.
A Fox Sports Net Inc. unit on Tuesday sued to stop the Los Angeles Dodgers from selling billions of dollars' worth of broadcast rights through its Delaware bankruptcy proceedings, claiming the move breaches a contract giving the network exclusive negotiation rights.
An Oklahoma federal judge on Monday rejected Cox Communications Inc.’s bid to dismiss a customer’s putative class action in a larger multidistrict litigation, saying the customer had sufficiently demonstrated that Cox may have illegally tied the purchase of set-top cable boxes to customers’ cable subscriptions.
The U.S. government on Friday accused another subcontractor employee working on a $2.5 billion Tennessee Valley Authority project of lying about the inspection of cables that powered safety equipment at a nuclear plant, months after his co-worker pled guilty to similar criminal charges.
An attorney for Sirius XM Radio Inc. told a New York state judge Monday that Howard Stern's production company and agent can't have hundreds of millions of dollars in additional stock awards because of the merger that created the satellite radio operator.