A Puerto Rico telecom company asked the First Circuit to revive its antitrust suit against a competitor Tuesday, saying at oral arguments in Boston that a series of 24 lawsuits and petitions challenging its entry into the pay-television market were a sham.
Cable & Wireless Australia & Pacific Holding BV was properly denied a $452 million tax refund, an Australian appeals panel said Monday, concluding the money used to buy back shares in a 2001 transaction didn’t come from a “share capital account” entitled to different tax treatment.
Apple urged a California federal court Friday to triple the nearly $3 million in damages Samsung was ordered to pay for infringement of Apple's "slide to unlock" smartphone patent, saying Samsung’s “egregious misconduct” warrants an enhancement under the U.S. Supreme Court's Halo standard.
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it plans to reveal which regions of the country will be deemed competitive and subject to deregulation for the business data services market and that it's seeking any objections from affected companies before it does.
An apps industry group has lobbied Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to move forward with plans to take down roadblocks to rolling wireless infrastructure, saying the app economy relies on high-speed wireless broadband.
The Federal Communications Commission has announced that a former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney will take the helm of the agency’s task force overseeing its now-concluded broadcast incentive auction and a former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lawyer will be second in charge of the effort.
Blackstone and 21st Century Fox may team up to bid for Tribune Media, two groups have made final offers for Australian state-owned energy distributor Endeavor Energy, and Shaw Communications is hoping to rake in more than $1.2 billion through the sale of U.S. data center company ViaWest.
Although a proposed rollback of Title II broadband classification has attracted much of the recent spotlight leading up to the Federal Communications Commission’s May 18 open meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai recently previewed other items, including media rules, that he said the agency will consider paring down during the session.
A group of private investors including Matrix Partners China, Evolution Media China, Gobi Partners and Welight Capital have agreed to plug $60 million into a live video streaming app owned by Chinese mobile internet firm Cheetah Mobile Inc., the companies said Monday.
The D.C. Circuit on Monday denied requests for full court rehearing of a panel decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 open internet rules, issuing the order days after new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai floated a draft plan to strip them.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement that he wants to open a probe regarding broadband’s classification as a Title II common carrier has drawn the applause of internet service providers, including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, and the ire of internet trade groups this week.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to undo the reclassification of broadband as a utility leaves open-ended how, or if, the FCC will continue to compel broadband providers to follow net neutrality principles, experts say, with some questioning Pai’s desire to set rules of the road.
Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Thursday called for the FCC to move forward with a final order to boost independent programmers by limiting certain provisions in agreements between them and pay-TV providers.
Apple Inc. ratcheted up an escalating royalties dispute with Qualcomm Inc. when it decided to withhold payments to contract manufacturers who owe royalties to the chipmaker under their licenses for sales ending March 31, Qualcomm huffed in a statement on Friday.
Indian mobile payment platform Paytm has received a $1.87 billion investment from SoftBank, multiple suitors have placed bids for Singaporean wireless operator M1 and BASF will not pursue an acquisition of Akzo Nobel's chemical business.
A Philadelphia attorney and part-owner of a company he says was swindled out of a lucrative telecom merger asked a Pennsylvania state judge Thursday to reconsider her decision ending a malpractice suit that accused Duane Morris LLP of botching an appeal over the handling of the deal.
A former federal prosecutor turned whistleblower isn’t entitled to a chunk of the government’s $15.5 million False Claims Act settlement with Sprint, a Ninth Circuit panel said in a published decision Friday, concluding it didn’t matter if the government’s suit was based on his own tossed case against several telecoms.
A California federal judge ruled Thursday that Facebook could appeal his rejection of its motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging its text message reminders about friends’ birthdays violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, over the opposition of both the proposed class and the government.
The last few weeks have seen Cooley LLP, DLA Piper, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Fox Rothschild LLP, King & Spalding LLP, Nossaman LLP, Polsinelli PC and Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC expand their expertise in the health and life sciences worlds.
The American Bar Association's international and antitrust sections have weighed in on a public request from the European Union's executive arm to discuss data economy growth throughout the bloc, urging the commission to shy away from policies that may stifle competition and innovation.
Even if Qualcomm settles with the Federal Trade Commission or the FTC votes to withdraw the complaint based on the views of new commissioners, Qualcomm still faces the prospect of massive liability to consumers claiming injury. The antitrust and securities class actions that have been filed starkly illustrate the risk that government enforcement action creates for companies, say attorneys with Vinson & Elkins LLP.
A sobering series of decisions from New York federal courts has made clear that the valued benefits of confidentiality attendant to arbitration will almost assuredly be rendered ineffectual if and when recognition and enforcement is sought in New York, says Jonathan Tompkins of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway's TV appearances provide some examples of what lawyers should and shouldn't do when speaking to the media, says Michelle Samuels, a vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
A New York appellate court’s recent decision in Gordon v. Verizon presents a number of important suggestions on the future direction of merger objection lawsuits, and raises the question of whether New York will become an attractive forum for such cases, says Kevin LaCroix of RT ProExec.
We all recognize that cutting or copying text from earlier works and pasting it into new documents saves attorneys time. However, with this increase in speed comes an increased risk of making, or not catching, errors, says Robert Lang of D’Amato & Lynch LLP.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are being adapted for a myriad of commercial purposes, by a range of industries including entertainment, energy, farming, real estate, telecommunications, shipping and construction. But as drone usage proliferates, manufacturers and distributors must be cognizant of product liability risks, safety standards, technological developments, and changing insurance coverage requirements, says Nathan Bohlander of M... (continued)
Detractors of litigation funding have strained to characterize a recent decision from a California federal court as significant headway in their crusade against the litigation funding industry. However, in truth, this is a victory for both the industry and those in need of capital to bring meritorious claims against wrongdoers in an often prohibitively expensive legal system, say Matthew Harrison and Priya G. Pai of Bentham IMF.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.