Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.
Observing that “buyers, indeed, must beware” in contractarian Delaware, a Vice Chancellor on Monday rejected Zayo Group LLC’s claims that a $675 million merger partner’s silence about looming customer changes caused Zayo to overpay by $22 million.
An Austin, Texas, man has tagged Facebook Inc. with a proposed class action in federal court alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by repeatedly sending unsolicited text messages to consumers who were on the National Do Not Call Registry.
As part of an audit resolved "amicably" without a fine, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner said that LinkedIn Corp. breached European Union privacy law in the run-up to the bloc's new data protection regime by advertising to 18 million nonmembers on Facebook after obtaining their email addresses.
A Dutch telecom can’t continue its $1.5 billion suit accusing the Hong Kong subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned asset management company of plotting to steal its satellite designs while similar claims are being arbitrated in Hong Kong, the company has told a California federal judge.
AT&T Inc. urged the D.C. Circuit on Monday to reject a bid from a group of scholars to appear during oral arguments next month as the government looks to revive its challenge of the telecom giant's purchase of Time Warner Inc., saying the group’s arguments are not needed.
U.K. lawmakers investigating Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal say they have seized a set of internal company documents in an unusual move that comes before a high-profile Tuesday hearing in London scrutinizing the social network's approach to privacy and disinformation.
Spanish-language broadcasting company LBI Media Inc. filed its Chapter 11 plan documents Friday in Delaware bankruptcy court, describing its plan to swap its first-lien note debt for most of the equity in its reorganized operation.
The former president of two Native American telecommunication companies was fired after refusing orders to lie under oath in a suit brought by Sprint accusing them of unlawfully charging for conference call traffic, according to a suit filed Friday in South Dakota federal court.
Europe’s competition enforcer announced Monday that it is referring a pair of Liberty Global deals to Belgium’s competition watchdog, saying that the transactions may threaten to lessen competition in several regional television markets in Belgium.
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The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday published new guidance to help individuals understand the kinds of encryption that are currently in use and how encryption can better help protect their data, as part of its Guide to General Data Protection Regulation.
LBI Media Inc., which operates Spanish-language TV and radio stations nationally including EstrellaTV, hit Chapter 11 in Delaware on Wednesday with $530 million in debt and a planned debt-for-equity swap, citing shifting viewer habits and dwindling revenue from advertisers as reasons for its filing.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has shielded Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd.'s line of redesigned two-way radio systems from import restrictions, but maintained a trade block on the original design of those products for ripping off Chicago-based Motorola Solutions Inc.'s intellectual property.
IHeartMedia Inc. has asked a Texas bankruptcy court for authorization to continue performance incentive plans that could pay company employees up to $82 million in 2019 as the radio giant tries to reorganize under Chapter 11.
Russian telecommunications operator Mobile TeleSystems PJSC said that it has set aside 55.8 billion Russian rubles ($849 million) to settle liability stemming from a U.S. probe into potential bribery by the company in Uzbekistan.
Qualcomm has convinced a California federal judge to trim certain patent-related claims by Apple in the pair’s ongoing legal brawl, with the judge finding that Apple failed to show that the court still has jurisdiction over the claims in light of the chipmaker’s recent covenant not to sue over the patents at issue.
The Federal Trade Commission on Monday finalized settlements with four companies that the agency accused of falsely claiming to be certified under the Privacy Shield framework, which lets companies transfer consumer data from the European Union to the U.S. and recently survived its second annual review.
The Delaware Chancery Court on Tuesday refused to toss a proposed shareholder class action against directors of IT and telecommunications company Tangoe Inc. over their decision to sell the company amid regulatory troubles, saying it is conceivable that the board members acted out of their own self-interest.
A union and a consumer group are calling on New York regulators to reopen the record on Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed megamerger on grounds that the companies withheld key information during the public comment period on the deal.
E-discovery is not easy, but employing these 10 strategies may help minimize future headaches, say Debbie Reynolds and Daryl Gardner of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC.
A well-drafted partnership agreement protects a law firm's founders, establishes a process for new and outgoing partners, and sets forth guidelines for navigating conflict along the way. Startup firms can begin with something less complex, but there are important elements that every agreement should include, says Russell Shinsky of Anchin Block & Anchin LLP.
In a recent Law360 guest article, David Kappos wrote that the Japan Patent Office's new licensing guide reflects a balanced approach to standard-essential patents. We agree. But some of the article's characterizations of the issues underlying SEP disputes are misguided, say Jay Jurata and Emily Luken of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Forget about cameras, reporters in the Manafort trial were not even permitted in the courtroom with their phones, tablets or computers. That meant no live reporting on Twitter and no emails to the newsrooms with updates. In a world focused on information and news as it happens, this is unacceptable, says trial attorney David Oscar Markus.
The U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision left lower courts to flesh out history's and Congress' “important roles” when developing a workable legal standard for deciding whether an intangible injury is sufficiently “concrete.” Not surprisingly, the Northern District of Illinois “concreteness” determinations relying on Congress’ role tend to be ad hoc, say Alex Egbert and Tony Hopp of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
The Federal Circuit's decision in Core Wireless v. Apple shows that failing to read the fine print on membership obligations to standards-setting bodies can lead to consequences for patents held by companies or acquired from other standards participants, say Jim Burger and Michael Parks of Thompson Coburn LLP.
While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.
The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
As the internet of things device market develops, companies that proactively develop compliance strategies should be able to avoid many of the pitfalls that are sure to come as law enforcement changes the way it investigates cases, say attorneys at Wiley Rein LLP.