Consumers accusing Time Warner Cable Inc. of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by bombarding them with unsolicited calls urged a New York federal judge Wednesday to reject the company’s bid for a quick win based on a supposed lack of evidence, calling the request "an ambush."
CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications hit back Tuesday at public comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission questioning the public interest benefits in their proposed $34 billion merger, saying the deal will enhance competition in the enterprise services market without causing harm.
A Federal Communications Commission unit's recent revocation of nine companies' eligibility to provide broadband service under the low-income Lifeline program was “hasty” and done without advance notice to the public or to those affected, an attorney representing one of the companies told the regulator Tuesday.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP partner Thomas Pahl has been appointed acting director of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, taking over for departing director Jessica Rich, acting Chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen said Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s suit alleging that a former Logitech International SA executive inflated the firm’s bottom line, saying the SEC’s bid for bonus repayment is supported by the company’s financial restatement.
Telecom giant AT&T on Wednesday said the Federal Communications Commission should focus on overhauling its enforcement efforts amid other process changes, pushing the agency to avoid rulemaking by enforcement, extreme and continuous penalties and empty “press fanfare."
Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn silently implored states to “do your job” and cap out-of-control calling rates for inmates during a court hearing Monday in a case challenging the Obama-era FCC’s attempt to limit them, according to her Tuesday blog post.
The Carlyle Group has agreed to pay more than $100 million for a majority stake in Africa’s largest managed connectivity provider, the companies said Wednesday, adding to the private equity giant’s portfolio a business that serves telecom companies in roughly 70 countries.
A utility consumer advocacy group pressed the D.C. Circuit on Monday to reverse part of a move by the Federal Communications Commission to create a federal process that designates telecommunications companies as eligible Lifeline broadband service providers.
Public interest legal groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration, alleging a January executive order mandating that executive agencies eliminate two regulations for every new one is “irrational” and puts public safety at risk by not considering any beneficial effects of new rules.
Attorneys for former directors of a California-based network technology firm urged the Delaware Chancery Court on Tuesday to dismiss class claims for post-closing damages after a $400 million merger, saying the suit reflected a “kitchen sink” litigation strategy that failed to undermine court deference to director business judgment.
Verizon Wireless has asked the Federal Communications Commission to take action to make municipalities speed up the installation of 5G wireless broadband infrastructure, saying the FCC has authority on the issue with localities.
The Federal Circuit sent the long-running smartphone patent dispute between Apple and Samsung back to the Northern District of California on Tuesday, leaving it to the lower court to determine how to apply a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision vacating the nearly $400 million damages award won by Apple.
A group of Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they are ready to defend Obama-era net neutrality rules if the new Federal Communications Commission chairman attacks them, saying the rules have withstood a court challenge, and the public rose up to demand them.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai sought Tuesday to temper criticism that a recent decision to strip nine companies of eligibility to provide Lifeline broadband service widens the digital divide, saying in an online posting that only one of the companies actually had customers.
Jessica Rich, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, will leave the agency on Feb. 17 after 26 years of service, Federal Trade Commission acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen said Tuesday.
The D.C. Circuit on Monday denied a bid by Level 3 Communications asking the court to take another look at a panel ruling in AT&T’s favor after the telecom giant challenged a Federal Communications Commission order allowing switching charges for voice-over-internet-protocol calls.
Several trade associations and high-tech companies, including Dell Inc. and eBay Inc., have offered their support to Google Inc. as it seeks a rehearing in a Federal Circuit case they say threatens to make America Invents Act covered business method reviews less effective at canceling low-quality patent claims.
The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission requested Friday that the D.C. Circuit hold off on an AT&T challenge to an FCC finding last year that certain business data services tariff provisions were unlawful, saying new leadership needs time to consider the issue.
Facebook on Friday brushed off a consumer’s contention that a California judge’s recent decision not to nix a suit over unsolicited and autodialed text message reminders about friends’ birthdays helps his own case alleging he was bombarded with unauthorized warning messages despite not having an account.
Last week, in Samsung v. Apple, the U.S. Supreme Court decided its first design patent case in over a century. The intellectual underpinnings of what seems on the surface to be a simple decision may, in fact, turn out to have a broader disruptive impact, say Courtland Reichman and Bahrad Sokhansanj of McKool Smith Hennigan PC.
Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.
American legal education relies almost exclusively on analytical thinking. But success in legal practice depends in large part upon an accurate emotional understanding of oneself and the human seated opposite us. Honing emotional intelligence skills can lead to greater success, and Judith Gordon of LeaderEsQ offers a few tools that can be implemented immediately to raise one’s emotional intelligence quotient.
We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.
The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Republican leaders appear determined to wrap up a week early to allow more time at the start of the 115th Congress in January 2017 for consideration of resolutions of disapproval of “midnight” regulations issued by the outgoing Obama administration under the Congressional Review Act, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Mobile phone carriers that engage in third-party billing services may soon be considered to be providing products covered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This proposed change represents a number of major issues for the mobile phone industry and possibly the service contract and insurance industries, say Brian Casey and Aaron Igdalsky of Locke Lord LLP.
As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.
It is well established that in January President-elect Trump will seek to alter or replace many of President Obama's regulations and executive orders. However, Trump is unlikely to significantly alter Obama's executive orders relating to the communications sector, says Shawn H. Chang of Wiley Rein LLP.
It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.