A comedy writer who worked for Alki David's media companies testified Monday that the billionaire choked her, slapped her butt, and frequently propositioned her for sex, kicking off the trial of the third sexual battery case against David to go before a California jury in six months.
Rap mogul Kanye West and his longtime publisher, EMI, have tentatively agreed to a deal to resolve West’s claims that EMI locked him into a “lopsided” business arrangement barred by California labor code, West told a Golden State federal court Monday.
An attorney accusing Led Zeppelin of stealing the intro to “Stairway to Heaven” from an obscure song faced resistance from the Ninth Circuit on Monday to his argument that the jury should have heard the recorded version of the less-famous song during a trial.
A New York federal judge greenlit a $6 million settlement between Iconix Brand Group Inc. and its investors Monday, resolving allegations that the fashion brand management company fudged its financial statements in order to hide its deteriorating performance.
Garvey Schubert Barer has urged a D.C. federal judge to reconsider his decision to allow portions of testimony by an expert for a TV station that accuses the law firm and a former attorney of malpractice, saying the court may have misinterpreted the firm's arguments in its motion to strike the testimony.
Thirteen tech companies told Congress they support an immigration bill that would repeal President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, saying the order is harming the U.S. economy.
The Federal Communications Commission must proceed cautiously as it seeks to distribute funds dedicated to expanding rural broadband, first making sure that its broadband maps, which underpin such funding decisions, are accurate, several industry stakeholders told the commission.
A tri-state area entrepreneur accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of running a fraudulent offering of digital tokens for an online peep show platform has reached a settlement agreement with the agency that comes with a $15,000 fine, according to Manhattan federal court filings on Friday.
The Federal Communications Commission has recently taken important steps toward making internet available on Native American lands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday, touting an upcoming spectrum giveaway intended to help tribes get connected.
The National Advertising Division recommended that Cox Communications retool a pair of video ads the watchdog found misleadingly portray AT&T's rival broadband services as too slow to stream or download movies.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board shot down MV3 Partners' request to reconsider its decision to review a patent covering a mobile set top box, saying it could find no clear error in its reasoning to institute inter partes review.
The National Football League announced Monday that it has brought in as deputy general counsel for media and league business affairs an attorney with more than 20 years' experience working at 21st Century Fox.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP partner Brian Wolfe pushed Comcast through its purchase of Sky PLC for £29.7 billion ($38.8 billion at the time), while helping it negotiate a particularly complex deal over Hulu’s future, earning him a spot as a Law360 Rising Star for media and entertainment.
A group of major book publishers is urging a New York federal judge to reject a bid by Amazon’s Audible to toss a copyright suit over a planned speech-to-text feature, saying the audiobook giant’s arguments are based on a misunderstanding of copyright law.
AIX Specialty Insurance Co. must provide a defense for Miami-area strip club Porky's Cabaret in a lawsuit brought by 17 models who have alleged the club used their images to draw in crowds without their consent and without paying them, a Florida federal judge ruled Friday.
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. must face the majority of shareholders' proposed class claims that the company misled investors about a trio of major acquisitions ahead of its secondary public offering, a New York federal judge has ruled.
Bud Light advertisements highlighting MillerCoors’ use of corn syrup in its beer feature the same statements the company has posted publicly for years, so they should not be forced to come down, Anheuser-Busch told the Seventh Circuit on Monday.
The Third Circuit on Monday ordered the Federal Communications Commission to wholly redo and better justify any changes to its media ownership rules, making sure that they are not at the expense of women and minorities seeking to gain a foothold in the industry.
The owner of iconic British punk band The Clash's trademark filed a complaint in California federal court on Friday against Wilson Sporting Goods Co., accusing it of trademark infringement for its new line of "Clash" tennis rackets.
The former head of makeup for Charlie Rose has sued the embattled interviewer and his production company, claiming Rose subjected her to years of misogynistic and harassing behavior that was also directed at other female staff members.
The Ninth Circuit has found that scraping information in bulk from public LinkedIn profiles likely does not breach the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, in a closely watched ruling that could rein in the reach of the oft-challenged anti-hacking law.
Two e-cigarette companies would be banned from using actors and social media influencers under the age of 30 in their marketing and be "severely restricted" in other areas of their California advertising and promotional strategies under a lawsuit settlement announced Friday by the Los Angeles city attorney.
Vimeo Inc. is creating and storing “face templates” from videos and photos uploaded by users of an image-editing application without obtaining their consent, according to a proposed class action filed in Illinois state court Friday.
A New York federal judge has determined that recordings of conversations between CIA agents and a former employee accused of spilling secrets to WikiLeaks can stay classified.
HBO can't shake a claims it punished production assistants who participated in collective and class action suits alleging the company cheated workers out of overtime pay and breaks, a New York federal judge has ruled, saying she is skeptical the workers can ultimately make their case.
As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.
California state appeals courts are split on the proper test to apply when analyzing a motion to resolve a strategic lawsuit against public participation, but movants may be able to influence the test a court will apply, say attorneys at Skadden.
Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.
The U.S. Treasury Department's recently proposed regulations regarding the classification of cloud and digital content transactions for international tax purposes are sorely overdue. However, some of the proposed sourcing rules have proven to be quite controversial, say Edward Tanenbaum and Stefanie Kavanagh of Alston & Bird.
Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.
While the $170 million fine received most of the headlines, the recent settlement of the Federal Trade Commission and New York attorney general with Google and YouTube includes provisions that ultimately could expose content creators and channel owners to liability under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, says Allison Fitzpatrick of Davis & Gilbert.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
In their recap of New York's recent tax highlights, Timothy Noonan and Craig Reilly of Hodgson Russ discuss the New York City financial plan through 2023, the new industrial development agency transparency requirement and three notable Tax Appeals Tribunal decisions.
The Federal Communications Commission's proposed plans to modernize and fund its rural health care programs represent a new approach prioritizing patients' nuanced needs, rather than focusing on the rurality of health care providers, says Danielle Frappier of Davis Wright.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
Friday was the final day to pass amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the most notable changes for businesses are addition of limited exemptions for the personal information of employees and business-to-business contacts as well as changes to the definition of personal information, say attorneys at Husch Blackwell.
The New York federal court case AM General v. Activision, involving use of the trademarked "Humvee" vehicle in a First-Amendment-protected video game, is set to have wide-ranging legal, creative and brand implications across a host of industries, says David Jacoby of Culhane Meadows.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.