The D.C. district court judge who oversaw the U.S. Department of Justice's trial challenging the AT&T-Time Warner deal unsealed most of the bench conference transcripts on Tuesday, after the government asked the appeals court last week to make them public.
A former Homeland Security secretary pushed back at the concept of a nationalized 5G network and also urged the government to extend broadcast political ad disclosures to online ads in an appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee Tuesday.
Claiming calculation errors and other flaws, an attorney for more than a dozen AOL investors urged a Delaware vice chancellor Monday to boost the company’s post-merger stock appraisal about 6.7 percent above a mark set by the court in February.
The rest of 2018 could bring action on a slew of lingering privacy and cybersecurity disputes, including the legal fallout from Equifax's massive data breach, tests to the scope of Illinois' unique biometric privacy law, and challenges to the way tech giants have sought user consent under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. Here, Law360 takes a look at five cases cybersecurity and privacy attorneys should keep an eye on in the coming months.
Motorola Solutions moved Monday to add copyright infringement allegations to an Illinois federal court trade secrets lawsuit against Chinese radio manufacturer Hytera Communications Corp., with Motorola now alleging the pilfering of protected source code from its digital mobile radio computer program.
Amazon.com Inc. urged a California federal judge Monday to toss the Communications Workers of America’s “improper” suit accusing the retail giant of violating age discrimination laws with Facebook Inc. job ads targeting younger workers, saying the union lacked standing to sue and left out key points required to pursue age bias claims.
Charter Communications and a California city dropped their federal court dispute Friday over Charter’s blackout of NBC and CBS affiliates from its cable package before the Super Bowl, and the telecom’s countersuit accusing the city of interfering in its negotiations with a broadcaster allegedly demanding exorbitant fees.
An Illinois federal judge ordered Verizon to pay telecommunications carrier Peerless Network Inc. more than $48 million to resolve a long-running dispute over fees for connecting long-distance calls after finding Verizon had improperly withheld payments.
Russia's largest cellphone operator has filed a $750 million arbitration claim with the World Bank against Turkmenistan after the company's subsidiary said it was disconnected from the country's communications network.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. have been colluding to fix prices for commercials played on broadcast television stations since 2016 amid a slump in U.S. advertising spending, a law firm alleged in Maryland federal court Friday.
The Carlyle Group, with assistance from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, has clinched an $18.5 billion private equity fund that will invest in companies within realms including aerospace and defense, consumer and retail, health care, industrial and transportation, technology, and media and telecommunications, according to a Monday statement.
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A ZTE Corp. unit knew the design of its ZMax Pro Blu phones could be dangerous but kept selling the phones anyway, according to a suit in New Mexico state court by a man who says the burns he sustained when his phone caught fire have been life-altering.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied several petitions for inter partes review launched by Arris International PLC for being time-barred, shooting down the cable box maker's attempts to invalidate data distribution patents held by ChanBond LLC.
A Sacramento, California, broadcaster who is engaged in a decadeslong radio station license dispute with Entercom Communications Corp. urged the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to reconsider his challenge to the company’s proposed $1.6 billion merger with CBS Radio out of a sense of “fundamental fairness.”
A former employee of a T-Mobile retailer has accused the store chain of failing to pay workers their full wages and overtime pay in violation of New York's wage laws, according to a proposed class action removed to New York federal court Thursday.
New York state’s public utility regulator announced Friday afternoon that it is yanking its approval of Charter Communications Inc.’s $55 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. after it determined the company didn’t meet its obligation to provide residents with internet access.
Spy Dialer Inc., a popular website that lets users enter a phone number to look up who is contacting them, has sued its rival in California federal court, alleging that Reya LLC bought third-party advertisements on Spy Dialer's site and used them to implant malicious code and siphon away customers.
A Delaware Chancery Court judge on Thursday certified Straight Path Communications Inc.'s request for an interlocutory appeal of his order allowing its investors to pursue claims that they were harmed by Straight Path's $3 billion sale to Verizon, finding that the benefits of the appeal will likely outweigh the costs.
Spectrum on Friday removed to California federal court a proposed class action in which customers allege that the broadband company promises residential internet service at speeds it cannot reliably deliver.
In recent months, the U.S. Department of Justice and many state attorneys general have addressed class action reform by objecting to proposed class action settlements. While we are sympathetic to concerns about class litigation abuse, what's needed is careful oversight at the earliest stages of litigation, say Kahn Scolnick and Bradley Hamburger of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
For years, a little-known group of federal agencies collectively known as "Team Telecom" has gone quietly about its oversight functions of risk assessment, mitigation and oversight. But as multiple parts of the government grapple with supply chain security, including concerns about Chinese-made communications equipment, companies should anticipate enhanced scrutiny and greater compliance obligations, say attorneys with Wiley Rein LLP.
Despite the partiality some courts have shown to live video testimony, it provides no advantages — and several disadvantages — over the tried-and-true method of videotaped depositions, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
"Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War," by Peter Hoffer, is a new book about the involvement of lawyers on both sides in the American Civil War. The discussion is enlightening and often fascinating, but falls short in several key areas, says Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach.
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.