The Michael Jackson Co. is solely owned by the late entertainer's estate and not by a group of entertainment industry executives claiming the King of Pop promised them partial ownership prior to his death, a California appellate court said Thursday, affirming a lower court's findings.
The Ninth Circuit cleared the way for a widower to receive spousal pension benefits on Thursday, saying a lower court was wrong to deny him benefits on the grounds that the couple were domestic partners when the man’s late husband retired.
In the wake of Facebook's revelation that it expects to pay a multibillion-dollar fine to resolve the Federal Trade Commission's pending probe of its privacy practices, experts mull what the agency should include in a settlement for it to truly have teeth.
The wife of a former U.K. attorney who hired Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP to pursue a failed privacy suit against the Daily Mail tabloid told a California jury Friday that the firm did little work, billed "crazy expensive" invoices and failed to return phone calls.
A California man who threatened to kill the children of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was sentenced Friday morning to 20 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, an Oklahoma phone company expressed doubt that T-Mobile would maintain a commitment to the Lifeline program for low-income consumers, citing the company’s track record of limited participation.
A Federal Communications Commission plan to allow carriers to block robocalls could mean those carriers could pass along charges for the blocking services, whether customers want it or not, an advocacy group said Friday.
Rep. Anna Eshoo has demanded that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission share information about a probe into mobile location tracking with his Democratic colleagues and suggested he correct statements that portrayed he didn’t know of their requests.
A financial technology unit of Chinese conglomerate Ping An Insurance has tapped advisers related to its plans to go public in Hong Kong, Lions Gate rebuffed a $5 billion offer for its Starz network from CBS Corp, and Carrefour is considering selling a minority stake in its Chinese business.
Members of the alt-hip hop band Flobots slapped YouTube personality Logan Paul with a lawsuit Thursday claiming the release of his parody song "No Handlebars," which riffed on their hit song "Handlebars,” infringed on their copyright.
Three of the former prosecutors who tried former media mogul Lord Conrad Black are upset about his pardon — not because it happened, but because President Donald Trump appears to have bypassed the U.S. Department of Justice's traditional role in the process.
A Hawaii-based telecom carrier appealed a subsidy dispute with the Federal Communications Commission one day too late, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, leading the agency's general counsel to call out the incident as a cautionary tale for attorneys.
The oversight board that issues TV parental ratings needs to better explain how a show with constant nudity like "Dating Naked" gets the same PG rating as a show with mild innuendo like "The Big Bang Theory," the Federal Communications Commission advised after considering complaints from unhappy parents and concerned organizations.
A surge in file-sharing cases from porn studios and others led to a spike in new copyright lawsuits in 2018, but the past year has also seen judges around the country attack key aspects of those cases. As the John Doe suits continue to pour in, here are four past rulings to know.
A bipartisan group of senators have proposed a "more granular" approach to mapping the nationwide availability of broadband service in a bill that appears to mirror a strategy already floated by the cable industry.
A copyright lawsuit filed by the creator of Pepe the Frog — a cartoon that's become an online symbol for the controversial "alt-right" movement — is headed for a jury trial in California federal court after a judge refused to rule that the far-right website InfoWars made fair use of the character.
The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that San Antonio's municipal utility charged discriminatory utility pole attachment fees to Time Warner Cable Texas LLC by collecting lower fees from AT&T Inc. despite billing both companies the same price for access.
The Florida Supreme Court has blocked a Miami activist's bid to reverse the approval of a $9 million, no-bid sale of county-owned land to ex-soccer star David Beckham for the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium.
The California Senate appropriations committee on Thursday blocked the progress of legislation that supporters say would strengthen a landmark privacy bill that forces technology companies to disclose how they use and share customers’ personal data.
MGM Resorts International could settle lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas for up to $800 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing from the company.
Two years ago, in McGill v. Citibank, the California Supreme Court made arbitration agreements that preclude consumers from seeking public injunctive relief unenforceable. But some federal courts have deviated from that holding so as to make its future uncertain, say Brian Kabateck and Brian Hong of Kabateck.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
As courts across the country grapple with whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act passes First Amendment scrutiny, the eventual outcome is likely to permanently shift the contours of free speech jurisprudence, one way or another, say Eric Troutman and Petrina McDaniel of Squire Patton Boggs.
It appears that courts may now retroactively apply the completed copyright registration requirements of the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com to pending actions, but it remains to be seen whether the standards may be different for actions filed before copyright registrations were completed, says William Janicki of LeClairRyan.
If a client does not demand the application of project management techniques at the start of a matter, or a law firm does not routinely apply them, it is highly likely that additional, avoidable work — legal project management debt — will materialize throughout the matter, says Anthony Widdop of Shearman & Sterling.
Science suggests that at least some jurors pay attention to less than 65% of the evidence during a trial due to "task-unrelated thoughts," but there are steps attorneys can take to present information in a more engaging, cognition-friendly fashion, say Dennis Stolle and Dennis Devine of Barnes & Thornburg.
Having worked at a boutique law firm, a crisis communications agency and in BigLaw, I have identified a number of common misconceptions across these disparate business models when it comes to crisis and litigation communications, says Robert Gemmill of Hogan Lovells.
Of the seven factors federal judges consider when sentencing defendants, three will be particularly interesting to watch in the college admissions bribery case, says Brooklyn Sawyers Belk of Weinberg Wheeler.