Media & Entertainment

  • August 11, 2020

    Pinterest's Ex-COO Says Gender Bias Led To Her Firing

    When Pinterest's former chief operating officer complained that she endured demeaning sexist comments in the workplace, was paid less than her male peers and was criticized for being outspoken, the company illegally fired her, according to a lawsuit filed in California state court Tuesday.

  • August 11, 2020

    FaceBank Files For IPO Following FuboTV Tie-Up

    Virtual entertainment company FaceBank Group on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering guided by Wilson Sonsini and Cooley LLP, just four months after it merged with sports-focused streaming service FuboTV and as sports games continue to face shutdowns over coronavirus concerns.

  • August 11, 2020

    Strip Club Hit With $354K Verdict In Pioneering Zoom Trial

    The nation's first fully remote jury trial with a binding verdict ended with a $354,000 award for a strip club dancer who said she was beaten by the club's bouncers, although the judge and other court personnel expressed doubts Tuesday about whether Zoom teleconference proceedings can really replace in-person trials.

  • August 11, 2020

    Utilities Blast Broadband Cos.' Push To Split Pole-Fixing Costs

    An electric utility group has urged the FCC to reject the broadband industry's push to require power companies to cover part of the costs of repairing utility poles in areas lacking high-speed internet, saying it would hinder their broadband expansion efforts.

  • August 11, 2020

    VidAngel Wants 9th Circ. To Erase Movie Studios' $62M IP Win

    Movie-sanitizing service VidAngel has asked the Ninth Circuit to erase a $62 million verdict against it in a copyright-infringement suit brought by major Hollywood movie studios such as Disney and Warner Bros., saying there were errors at trial.

  • August 11, 2020

    Zoom Deceived Users About Privacy Protections, Suit Claims

    Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has hit Zoom Video Communications Inc. with a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court, claiming the company falsely promised it was using end-to-end encryption to protect its users' communications in an effort to boost its brand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • August 11, 2020

    Consultant Says Fla. Firm Underpaid For Google Class Action

    A legal consultant who worked on a $22 million advertiser class action against Google Inc. has filed suit alleging that the attorneys who handled the case cheated him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars he was owed for his work on the case.

  • August 11, 2020

    Carnival Wants All COVID-19 Investor Suits Under One Roof

    Carnival Corp. has urged a Florida federal judge to consolidate a proposed investor class action alleging that the cruise company hid COVID-19 infections on its ships with other suits making similar claims, saying they all deal with the same set of facts concerning Carnival's response to the pandemic.

  • August 11, 2020

    Fed. Circ. Asks Amazon, Customers To Answer Rehearing Bid

    The Federal Circuit on Tuesday asked Amazon and customers including BuzzFeed and Dictionary.com to respond to allegations that a June panel ruling in their favor was a "radical reconfiguration" of preclusion law.

  • August 11, 2020

    Google Beats Lawsuit Over Genius Lyrics

    A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday tossed out a lawsuit filed by the lyrics website Genius accusing Google of misappropriating the company's content, saying the case was preempted by federal copyright law.

  • August 11, 2020

    Congress Urged To Tackle Prison Call Rates In COVID-19 Bill

    Public advocates on Tuesday called for Congress to pass legislation as part of the next coronavirus relief package that would significantly lower the in-state phone call rates for people who are incarcerated.

  • August 11, 2020

    4th Circ. Revives Suit Over Gannett 401(k) Stock Fund

    A split Fourth Circuit panel revived a proposed ERISA class action against Gannett Co. on Tuesday, breathing new life into accusations that too much of workers' retirement savings were improperly kept in related company Tegna Inc.'s stock.

  • August 11, 2020

    Thomson Reuters Pans Legal Startup's Bid To Ax IP Suit

    Thomson Reuters and West Publishing accused ROSS Intelligence on Monday of ignoring the heart of their federal suit in Delaware alleging ROSS infringed Westlaw copyrights and interfered with a former user's contract in order to hijack protected content.

  • August 11, 2020

    Feds Won't Seek Prison For Reported 'Varsity Blues' Tipster

    Federal prosecutors will not seek prison time for a California man who admitted to participating in a $164 million pump-and-dump scheme and also reportedly tipped off the government to the existence of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case.

  • August 10, 2020

    Ex-Bloomberg Reporter Slams Newsroom As Sexist, Racist

    A former news reporter for Bloomberg LP tore into the news organization Sunday for its allegedly sexist and racist culture, claiming in a proposed class action lodged in New York state court that she was denied advancement opportunities and exploited as a "diversity pawn" for its business and journalistic gain.

  • August 10, 2020

    MGM Units, Vegas Unions End COVID-19 Dispute

    Las Vegas casino unions and MGM Resorts announced on Monday that they have resolved a dispute centering on allegations that the resorts' "unreasonable" COVID-19 rules didn't protect employees.

  • August 10, 2020

    Roku's Trial Delay Request OK'd By 'Surprised' Texas Judge

    U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright on Monday again delayed a patent jury trial involving Roku because of the coronavirus pandemic, noting his surprise this time that Roku's attorneys had asked for the case to start in October because of persistent safety concerns.

  • August 10, 2020

    AMC Takes 'Mickey' Singer By The Hand And Settles Suit

    Singer and choreographer Toni Basil told a California federal judge Monday that she reached an agreement with AMC over the cable channel's alleged "willful, intentional and purposeful use and exploitation" of her No. 1 hit song "Mickey" in a promo trailer for the series "Preacher."

  • August 10, 2020

    EU, US In Talks To Replace Axed Privacy Shield Data Pact

    The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission revealed Monday that they're negotiating an "enhanced" Privacy Shield data transfer agreement to replace a version of the popular pact invalidated by the European Court of Justice last month. 

  • August 10, 2020

    Confusion Prevails Over Extent Of Trump's TikTok 'Ban'

    President Donald Trump's efforts to "ban" TikTok using legal tools that aren't usually aimed at popular mobile apps have left attorneys confused about how exactly the social media platform will be targeted as U.S.-China relations continue to fray.

  • August 10, 2020

    Italy OKs 2 Extra Years To Repay Pandemic-Suspended Taxes

    Italy is allowing tax payments that were suspended during the country's COVID-19 lockdown this spring to be repaid by the end of 2022 rather than by year's end, according to a government decree.

  • August 10, 2020

    FCC Says Times Are A-Changin' As It Dumps Radio Dupe Rule

    The Federal Communications Commission has officially killed the so-called radio duplication rule, which for more than 50 years has banned local radio stations that share an owner from airing a certain amount of overlapping content.

  • August 10, 2020

    Google Slams Parents' Suit Over 'Loot Boxes' In Games

    Google on Friday urged a California federal court to throw out a suit brought by parents claiming its Google Play store encourages children to gamble via surprise in-game purchases called "loot boxes," arguing that it's immune from the claims because Google isn't the one behind the games or the loot boxes.

  • August 10, 2020

    Google Asks 11th Circ. To Uphold Win In Pulse Shooting Suit

    Google urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to affirm the company's win in a suit blaming Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for radicalizing the man who carried out the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, saying a "virtually identical" suit was tossed by the Sixth Circuit.

  • August 10, 2020

    FCC Urged To Extend Low-Income COVID-19 Benefits

    An array of organizations advocating for civil, anti-poverty, consumer, labor and technology rights sent a letter Monday to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to further assist low-income consumers with staying connected as the coronavirus pandemic lingers.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    FDA Should Follow FTC For Influencer Health Post Rules

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    As paid partnerships between influencers and pharmaceutical companies and the spread of COVID-19 misinformation increase, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should modernize its social media guidance to match the Federal Trade Commission's, say Reena Jain and Carly Kessler at Robins Kaplan.

  • Lesser-Known Litigation Funding Best Practices For Attorneys

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    Following the American Bar Association's recent publication of third-party litigation funding guidance, Jiamie Chen and Dai Wai Chin Feman at Parabellum Capital outline some additional considerations, including the ethical limitations on single-case funding and the futility of economic prenegotiations between attorneys and their clients.

  • Copyright Law Issues Plague Sherlock Holmes Suit

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    The Arthur Conan Doyle estate's recent lawsuit in a New Mexico federal court against Netflix over a Sherlock Holmes movie faces significant challenges to its copyright infringement argument, including a Seventh Circuit ruling that Sherlock Holmes characters who appeared in public domain and copyright-protected stories can exist in different forms, says Stephen Lee at Benesch Friedlander.

  • Opinion

    ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

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    As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.

  • Perspectives

    Legal Deserts Threaten Justice In Rural America

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    Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

  • Unusual TikTok Review Calls CFIUS Processes Into Question

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    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has departed from established processes in its national security investigation of TikTok, with comments from across the Trump administration casting doubt on the interagency committee's confidentiality, apolitical nature and focus, says Paul Marquardt at Cleary.

  • CFAA Decision May Raise Bar On Scraping Liability

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    A D.C. federal court recently held in Sandvig v. Barr that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not prohibit scraping publicly accessible portions of a website, even when doing so violates the website's terms of service, which is similar to the Ninth Circuit's 2019 hiQ v. LinkedIn decision and may influence scraping law in the coming years, say attorneys at ​​​​Perkins Coie.

  • Analyzing Upward And Downward Trends In Legal Tech

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    Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.

  • Opinion

    ABA's New Guidance On Litigation Funding Misses The Mark

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    The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.

  • 3 Cases Spotlight Shareholder Interest In Public Co. Diversity

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    Recent derivative claims filed in a California federal court over diversity and inclusion shortcomings at Oracle, Facebook and Qualcomm demonstrate shareholder willingness to hold directors and officers accountable for public companies' failure to deliver on environmental, social and governance commitments, say attorneys at Cleary.

  • What Firms Should Ask Before Hiring Attorneys From Gov't

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    In the final year of any presidential administration, there is an undeniable appetite on the part of large law firms for government-savvy legal talent, but firms need to first consider how they will actually utilize their new star hire, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.

  • The Ethics Of Using Chatbots For Legal Services

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    Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.

  • Market Rebound May Curb Securities Class Actions, Damages

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    The stock market's dramatic recovery from its pandemic-prompted plunge may provide securities class action defendants an opportunity to rely on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s rarely invoked bounce-back provision to ward off stock-drop claims, or sharply limit available damages, say John Schreiber and John Tschirgi at Winston & Strawn.

  • Houston Rockets' Virus Coverage Claims Face Key Hurdles

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    The NBA's Houston Rockets' recent insurance coverage claims for interruption losses due to COVID-19 may not survive summary judgment or trial because of clearly worded policy requirements and the absence of direct physical damage, say Glenn Jacobson and Mark Binsky at Abrams Gorelick.

  • Opinion

    ABA Must Seize Opportunity To Respond To Bar Exam Chaos

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    The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.

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