The son of the former leader of Ecuador's national soccer organization told jurors at the FIFA corruption trial on Tuesday about laundering his father's kickbacks from a sports marketing company, and choked up empathizing with other ex-soccer officials who are on trial.
The U.S. Department of Justice upended conventional wisdom with its lawsuit Monday claiming that the vertical integration of AT&T Inc.'s DirecTV distribution network with Time Warner Inc.'s must-have content would lead to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of price increases and squelch innovative competition in digital video distribution.
Bankrupt mobile broadband provider Limitless Mobile LLC on Tuesday in Delaware delayed a confirmation hearing on its third amended Chapter 11 liquidation plan for one week in hopes of receiving approval from the federal government during that time on a settlement deal that is critical to the plan.
The Federal Communications Commission revealed its plans Tuesday to vote on the proposed rollback of net neutrality protections at its December open meeting. The substance of the proposed order is expected to be unveiled Wednesday, but FCC commissioners and senior officials have already painted the broad strokes of what a net neutrality rule repeal will look like. Here's what we know about the upcoming Restoring Internet Freedom vote.
As the government tries to block AT&T from buying Time Warner in what could be the first merger trial under the new administration, the telecom giant has put its hopes for a digital content future in the hands of a firm that's been no stranger to courtroom faceoffs in the last decade. Here, Law360 looks at the biggest challenges O'Melveny & Myers LLP has defended in recent years.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday upheld numerous claims in two patents that Apple Inc.’s iMessage and WiFi calling features are accused of infringing in a $2.8 billion lawsuit, finding the smartphone maker hadn’t shown the claims are invalid.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s challenge of AT&T’s planned Time Warner purchase was assigned to Senior Judge Richard J. Leon on Tuesday, a D.C. district judge with extensive antitrust experience who required extra conditions before greenlighting the government’s settlement with Comcast for its NBC Universal deal.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday refused to overturn the conviction of a man accused of making terroristic threats against two business associates in a pay phone venture and two attorneys, ruling that a prosecutor’s trial summation comments didn’t prejudice the jury.
The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it will vote at its Dec. 14 monthly meeting on rolling back the legal underpinning for its net neutrality rules, forecasting a total repeal of the Obama-era safeguards that prevent paid content prioritization and other schemes that would create "fast" and "slow" lanes for internet content.
A group of 21 rural telecommunication service providers on Friday encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a more “light-touch” approach to regulating broadband internet, suggesting it was essential to spur investment in underserved communities and bridge the “digital divide.”
Microsoft has deployed so-called white space technology to bring connectivity back to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company said on Monday, activating a project that uses unassigned gaps in TV-band spectrum to power Wi-Fi in the decimated areas.
Highland Acquisition Corp., a blank check company formed by executives of hedge fund Highland Capital Management LP, withdrew plans Monday for a $250 million initial public offering intended to pursue an acquisition in the health care, media, telecommunications, entertainment or energy industries that was filed last year.
Smartflash has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that found three data storage patents invalid under Alice and that reversed a $533 million jury award in its favor in an infringement suit filed against Apple, saying the ruling conflicts with high court precedent.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued Monday to block AT&T Inc.'s $85.4 billion deal for Time Warner Inc., arguing that the combination of the telecom company's DirecTV television provider with the owner of key content like CNN and HBO would lead to higher prices for consumers and hinder innovation for video distribution.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has landed a former Jones Day partner to serve as a litigation partner in its recently launched Pittsburgh office.
A Brooklyn federal judge overseeing the FIFA corruption trial held off on Friday on expected testimony from a government witness over allegations he was threatened on the stand by one of the defendants, who is accused of making a throat-slitting gesture after the defendant’s attorney said it may force him to move for a mistrial.
Attorneys representing the sellers of Feeney Wireless LLC in a $50 million merger with Inseego Corp. told a Delaware state court judge that fraud claims from the buyer should be tossed because they cite representations made by the seller that were not included in the agreed-upon terms of the transaction.
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow broadcasters to begin using the new internet protocol-based television standard, but the immediate impacts of voluntarily adopting ATSC 3.0 still remain clouded. Here, Law360 gets experts' take on 3 open questions surrounding the advent of ATSC 3.0.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and the commission’s Republican majority voted Thursday to accelerate the country’s shift from a copper data network to fiber optics, saying unneeded regulations deter many companies from investing in these new networks.
The Federal Communications Commission “strayed too far” from its proper role in merger reviews in recent years, the newest Republican member of the agency said Friday, criticizing the last administration for making consumer “goodies” a condition of various telecom deals.
A Kentucky federal court's decision in BellSouth v. Louisville last month is significant because it limits the Federal Communications Commission's reach and provides the judicial imprimatur for one specific legislated solution for coordinating make-ready work on the interstices of the nation's information highway, says Charles Zdebski of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC.
There is no consistency to the punitive damages process: One case might be halted by a judge who applies Daubert to preclude junk science, while another judge waves virtually the same case by and a jury socks the defendant with a $110 million verdict. Our system of civil litigation looks like jackpot justice, says Stephen McConnell of Reed Smith LLP.
The range of possible and better fee agreements is wide. But such alternatives will become popular only if litigants confront the psychological tendencies shaping their existing fee arrangements, says J.B. Heaton, a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.
The Federal Circuit's decision this week in Ultratec v. CaptionCall — issued four days after Oil States filed its U.S. Supreme Court brief — appears to comment on Oil States’ attempt to draw a line between inter partes review and re-examination, says Ben Koopferstock of Banner & Witcoff Ltd.
Consider the D.C. judge's evaluation of the DreamHost warrant's proper digital scope, and then compare it to how the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure go further — yes, further — to protect parties from far less injurious e-discovery requests, says Jeff Hamburg of the Digital Privacy Alliance.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed a jury verdict that awarded Apple nearly $400 million in damages from Samsung. Now a California federal court has an opportunity to provide important guidance on the meaning of the Supreme Court’s decision, says Joshua Wolson of Dilworth Paxson LLP.
Even though the incriminating evidence at stake in Griffith was a firearm, the D.C. Circuit's majority and dissenting opinions provide insight into several issues related to execution of a search warrant seeking a cellphone, say Thomas Zeno and Caleb Barker of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.
The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Jones v. Royal found that a seller was not vicariously liable for calls made by a telemarketer in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Sellers should review their contracts and make sure that their telemarketers are independent contractors in order to minimize their liability, says Patrick McLaughlin of Spencer Fane LLP.
With more than a third of lawyers showing signs of problem drinking, and untold others abusing prescription drugs and other substances, it is time for law firms to be more proactive in addressing this issue, says Link Christin, executive director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers.