Iconic electronics retailer RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 protection late Wednesday in Delaware, roughly two years after it came out of its highly watched prior bankruptcy case, citing problems with the co-branding deal with Sprint that was believed to have rescued the company from disappearing completely.
Dish Network asked a North Carolina federal court on Tuesday for a new trial in a telemarketing class action after a jury found Dish liable for $20.5 million in January, saying the court erred by allowing numerous pieces of prejudicial evidence and excluding a question from the verdict sheet, among other things.
In the wake of Wikileaks’ exposure Tuesday of the Central Intelligence Agency’s sophisticated spying methods, privacy and data security attorneys say companies and individuals are now in a race to maintain what little protection they have against hackers that may soon hold a detailed playbook thanks to the jaw-dropping revelations.
California's U.S. District Judge William Alsup, frustrated with litigation over whether Comcast infringed 13 OpenTV patents, said Wednesday he will order a litigation “shoot out” where each side offers only one claim that illustrates whether he should toss the case.
Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner gave short shrift Wednesday to a law firm seeking to revive a class action suit accusing XO Communications Services LLC of automatically renewing contracts without notifying customers, saying that Chicago-based Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP was not a “hapless” customer unaware of the contract terms.
A U.S. Department of Commerce decision to cut off U.S. suppliers' business with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp. last year was a “game changing event” that prompted the company to cooperate in a criminal sanctions violation case, a U.S. Department of Justice official said on Wednesday.
The Federal Communications Commission should reverse the 2015 order setting net neutrality rules “in its entirety,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at a Wednesday oversight hearing, with Pai saying only that he would work to preserve the open internet while also incentivizing investment.
ZTE Corp. could be on the hook for a nearly $1.2 billion penalty for violating export control rules for Iran and North Korea, putting the Chinese telecom titan in the type of crosshairs usually reserved for financial institutions and keeping compliance officers squarely on guard.
The Federal Communications Commission has updated the allowable location of an FM translator station for rebroadcasting the signal of an AM broadcast station, according to a final rule posted online Wednesday.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge Wednesday trimmed more than $900,000 from the attorneys' fees being sought by the Delaware Trust Co. in Nortel Networks' long-running Chapter 11, finding most of the $8 million justified but knocking some of the bills submitted by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
A dozen Senate Democrats led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday to safeguard the E-rate program that connects schools and libraries to broadband after he retracted a staff report on progress in updating it.
Public interest, civil rights and other advocacy groups including the ACLU and Public Knowledge on Tuesday urged Congress and the Federal Communications Commission against undoing 2015 net neutrality rules, saying investment in networks and innovation have continued unabated.
The Work Out World Inc. customers who received prerecorded sales calls on their cellphones suffered damages in the form of lost space on their voicemail memory and time spent listening to the messages, an attorney representing the gymnasium’s customers in their putative class action told the Third Circuit Wednesday.
Verizon Wireless has asked the D.C. Circuit to review a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that struck portions of its handbook for their potential to suppress protected employee speech under the National Labor Relations Act.
Massachusetts federal prosecutors have indicted two Brazilian men for allegedly trying to move about $2.2 million in proceeds from the pyramid scheme surrounding internet phone service company TelexFree Inc. from the United States to Brazil.
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC urged a Texas federal judge on Tuesday to reject a bid by Securus Technologies Inc. to disqualify it from representing rival Global Tel Link Corp. in patent litigation over prison phone systems, saying the attorneys working on the case pose no risk of trade secret exposure.
The National Labor Relations Board told a regional director on Tuesday to rethink a finding that NBC Universal Inc. content producers at three local stations were part of a nationwide unit, a year after the D.C. Circuit said his reasoning did not square with board precedent.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Tuesday introduced a resolution that would roll back the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband privacy rules under the Congressional Review Act, a move that appears to follow through on his pledge from last month to take action against the measures.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's planned proposal to expand the tools for combating illegal robocalls builds from a President Barack Obama-era initiative, and experts say it's expected to gain rare agreement across party lines and between government and industry.
President Donald Trump has nominated Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to a second term at the agency, the commission announced on Tuesday.
Courts handed down a number of important insurance coverage decisions in 2016, involving issues like the concurrent cause doctrine and the subcontractor exception, says Sandra Smith Thayer of Liner LLP.
The incremental value of patented technology has been addressed in judicial opinions concerning utility patent infringement damages. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Samsung v. Apple could be a signal that design patent damages might soon require a similar test to claim damages on an entire device, says Marianne Ley Hayek of Nathan Associates Inc.
Since 2008, the legal relationship dynamic has consistently evolved, leading clients to demand more "value" for services received. In 2017, investment in and adoption of new technology and prioritizing cybersecurity will lead to an increase in billable hours and shifts in realization rates, says Haley Altman of Doxly.
It is now nearly certain that the Federal Communications Commission will be led by a Republican majority in 2017. The Republican-controlled FCC will likely focus on deregulation, though areas such as spectrum policy are unlikely to see major changes, says Wesley Wright of Keller and Heckman LLP.
With commercial litigation funding gaining acceptance throughout the U.S., law firms and corporations are investigating how they can benefit from the capital that funders provide, and which criteria they should use in selecting a funder. Ralph Sutton, chief investment officer of Bentham IMF, discusses several major trends to watch in 2017.
Reed Smith LLP attorneys Michael Strauss and Jason Gordon examine the five that dominated the advertising industry over the past year and that will continue in 2017.
There are a number of concrete, practical steps that law firms can take to address the high cost of defending legal malpractice claims, both before and after a claim is made, says Richard Simpson, a partner with Wiley Rein LLP who serves on the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
The regulatory changes that have propelled increasing cultural and economic engagement with Cuba for the past two years have been made through executive action. With a Republican Congress seemingly lacking the political will to ease or strengthen the Cuba embargo, the Trump administration’s initiatives on Cuba will be decisive for U.S. business interests, says Simeon Kriesberg of Mayer Brown LLP.
A primary driver of increasing litigation costs is the explosion of electronic discovery in recent years. Electronic data is not only increasing dramatically in volume, it is also growing in complexity. One way parties can save time and money is to use a neutral, technically skilled mediator, to ensure that e-discovery is both robust and cost-effective, says Daniel Garrie of JAMS.
A decade’s worth of multiple bar association initiatives, conferences, corporate law summits, detailed research reports and opinion pieces on the pay gap has seemingly fallen on the deaf ears of BigLaw. However, recent events presage substantial movement toward pay equity in law firms, say Stephanie Scharf of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, Michele Coleman Mayes, general counsel for the New York Public Library, and Wendi Lazar of Outten & Golden LLP.