A coalition of entertainment goliaths including Disney, Amazon, Columbia and Universal teamed up in an anti-piracy suit filed Friday in California federal court, alleging a "brazen" internet-based streaming service called Nitro TV is stealing their copyrighted content.
Three companies that usher calls into the United States are officially on notice: If they don’t start blocking coronavirus scams immediately, the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission will give the go-ahead to block all their phone traffic.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court decision blocking the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo from offering bingo, saying the arguments the Texas tribe raised against state regulation had already been rejected in earlier litigation.
Online ticket reselling giant StubHub Inc. was hit with a class action in Wisconsin federal court alleging it is reneging on its guarantee to provide cash refunds as many are seeking to get their money back for the thousands of events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California state appeals court has ordered a new trial on whether a production company is liable for a former college cheerleader's injury during rehearsal for a film about the exploitation of women in cheerleading, tossing the cheerleader's $2.6 million trial win because the jury wasn’t given a crucial instruction.
Lawyers for the dating app Tinder are accusing attorneys for rival Bumble of "exploiting the country's COVID-19 crisis" to delay an already-contentious intellectual property lawsuit.
The privacy backlash that has accompanied Zoom's meteoric rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked challenges that are poised to test the strength of California's new privacy law and fuel calls for other states to embrace robust data safeguards.
Movie theater chain AMC cannot subtract costs of showing films from its state franchise tax liabilities over two tax years because exhibiting the films didn’t constitute sales of tangible personal property, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group is claiming Facebook tried to monitor some of its own users by buying the same software the social media giant accuses NSO of later using to hack into WhatsApp users' phones, the latest twist in what has become an ugly legal battle.
Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., sent a letter Thursday urging the Federal Communications Commission to "vigorously enforce" an upcoming law that prohibits cable and satellite TV providers from hiding fees from consumers.
The D.C. Circuit must give new life to a $1.5 billion suit accusing Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple of illegally suppressing conservative voices in light of high court precedent that recognizes social media access as a First Amendment issue, the court was told this week.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint in California federal court claiming a Beverly Hills-based entertainment technology company deceived its backers to secure $45 million in a nearly decadelong unregistered securities offering.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Palo Alto Networks buys network services provider CloudGenix for $420 million, Ares inks a $384 million deal with Japanese financial institution SMBC, and News Corp sells a marketing business for $235 million.
The past week in London has seen Hilton lodge competition claims against Visa and Mastercard, a hedge fund slap a family-run investment company with a trademark case, and two oil explorers working in Africa square off in court. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Citing the coronavirus' impact on the movie theater industry, luxury seating manufacturer VIP Cinema Holdings Inc. told a Delaware judge Friday that it has ceased operations and vacated its Chapter 11 restructuring plan as it monetizes assets to be distributed to creditors.
Survivors and relatives of victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre failed to convince a Florida federal judge Thursday to allow them to file a fifth version of their lawsuit seeking to hold Twitter, Google and Facebook liable for allowing the Islamic State to post materials that allegedly inspired the shooter.
Harvey Weinstein's younger brother Bob argued Wednesday that a former Polish model's suit alleging she was sexually assaulted by the convicted Hollywood mogul at age 16 should remain in New York federal court.
Netflix’s smash-hit documentary series “Tiger King” might be a story about “Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” but you could also probably add “Litigation” to the list. If you’ve watched the series, now it’s time to read all the original court filings.
A California technology company has accused Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s popular Switch handheld video game system of infringing a game controller patent it owns, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Nintendo from importing the device to the U.S.
A Tennessee federal judge said Thursday all litigation “has to be based somewhere” as she shot down arguments by the music streaming service Spotify that the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over a copyright infringement case brought by rapper Eminem’s publishing companies.
U.S. carriers are keeping pace with the 10% to 35% traffic increases on internet networks as Americans work, learn and are entertained exclusively at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai said Thursday.
A week after Trump's campaign told TV stations their broadcast licenses were at risk by airing an ad critical of the president, a pair of Democratic lawmakers have called on the Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission to assure broadcasters that their licenses are safe.
A Mexican cinema company can't use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to back out of a deal to acquire a Houston dine-in movie theater chain, the Houston company's owner told a Texas federal court in a new lawsuit Thursday.
Be on the lookout for stay-at-home text reminders — they may be coming if local and state governments take advantage of the Federal Communications Commission's notice that emergency alerts may be used to share "life-saving information" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wireless advertising firm Mobile Posse Inc. has reached a proposed settlement to end a shareholder suit filed in Delaware Chancery Court accusing it of failing to properly notify stockholders about a $34 million merger with another company in 2018, according to court filings late Wednesday.
Companies in the travel, entertainment and hospitality sectors, among others, can and should address coronavirus concerns in their marketing, but they need to ensure they are not making representations they cannot support, say Mike Rounds and Alissa Gardenswartz at Brownstein Hyatt.
Judges have recently rebuked attorneys for wasting judicial resources to resolve minor issues during the COVID-19 crisis, including in a trademark lawsuit over unicorn drawings. But it is unfair to publicly flog lawyers for doing what they are trained to do, says Ronald Minkoff, chairman of Frankfurt Kurnit's professional responsibility group.
The Second Circuit's recent decision in Halvorssen v. Simpson makes clear that, while courts have permitted the use of civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suits in disputes involving legitimate businesses rather than crime syndicates, there are real limits to these claims, say attorneys at Dechert.
While we need to be physically apart at this time, lawyers and firms should be leaning into social media to reinforce and build relationships, and help guide clients through the coronavirus crisis, says marketing consultant Stefanie Marrone.
The first two decisions applying the Ninth Circuit’s Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin decision indicate that the recent trajectory of music copyright infringement law appears to be changing in favor of defendants, limiting what courts find protectable and what they permit a jury to consider, say attorneys at Proskauer.
To help address fraudulent conduct amid a slowing of the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecution and enforcement efforts, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grants the DOJ some emergency powers, subject to important limitations related to defendants' constitutional rights and public access to hearings, says James Petkun at Klehr Harrison.
A class action recently filed in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging a music festival's refund policy after a COVID-19-prompted cancellation may indicate the direction that the plaintiffs bar will pursue in pandemic-related consumer litigation, say attorneys at Bryan Cave.
Recent Texas state court orders indicate judges are increasingly requiring parties and nonparties to submit to remote depositions amid the pandemic. However, there are inherent drawbacks to such depositions, including limitations on attorneys’ ability to assess witness credibility, says Edward Duffy at Reed Smith.
In this global health and economic crisis, it is essential that lawyers recommit to inclusion, and fight for colleagues, clients, community members and friends who are most at risk, says Dru Levasseur, head of the National LGBT Bar Association's inclusion coaching and consulting program.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media ruling still allows plaintiffs to fight summary judgment in discrimination cases, but Congress must step in to ensure their ability to win relief at trial, says Michael Lieder at Mehri & Skalet.
Conducting mediation via videoconference amid the ongoing pandemic poses significant challenges, including the difficulty of reading people when you are not with them in person. Daniel Garrie at JAMS shares six tips to overcome the limitations.
COVID-19's impact on public health and business is triggering a barrage of insurance claims across virtually all traditional coverage areas, with each type of policy featuring unique weaknesses, says LexisNexis insurance consultant Karen Yotis.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act signed into law last week will provide much-needed funds to struggling on-premise alcohol retailers, but without flexibility in alcohol trade practice regulations, relief for the industry will be limited, says Marbet Lewis at Spiritus Law.
When your team is working from different locations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, don’t default to just sending emails. Collaboration is much easier when team members are also communicating in real time over the phone or through videoconferences, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly at BakerHostetler.
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 will likely lead to numerous contract claims from and against advertisers, sponsors, travelers, entertainers, service and technology providers, and other entities, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.