A California judge hammered a Venable LLP partner Friday for filing a motion alleging opposing counsel in the sexual battery case against billionaire Alki David forged her signature on a court document, calling the move "incendiary and unprofessional" when a simple phone call could have cleared up the matter.
Facebook's new suit accusing an Israeli spyware company of compromising the phones of WhatsApp users includes a novel argument under federal anti-hacking law and presents a new wrinkle in the debate over government access to encrypted messages.
A star witness in Roger Stone's criminal trial lashed out at an attorney for the former Trump campaign adviser over the assertion that he misled Stone into believing he had personal connections with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose group released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer system.
The controversial religious group that was the subject of Netflix’s “Wild Wild Country” hit the acclaimed documentary’s makers with a second copyright infringement suit Thursday, slamming the series as “little more than a repackaging of content purloined from other authors and filmmakers.”
A Florida federal judge has thrown out a copyright suit against the makers of the Netflix series “Narcos” by a well-known Colombian journalist who claimed the show ripped off scenes from her memoir involving her romantic relationship with Pablo Escobar, ruling that historical facts cannot be copyrighted.
A columnist who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a dressing room 23 years ago claimed on Friday that her attempts to serve the president with New York state court papers have been rebuffed by the U.S. Secret Service.
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating claims in a Customedia patent on digital management systems, days after refusing the company’s bid for a new PTAB review in light of the board’s structure being found unconstitutional.
The owner of an Emmy-winning invention relating to audio technology can amend all claims in an audio recording patent that were invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board after the board found that the award shows the new claims are not obvious.
A California federal judge shot down an attempt by The Weeknd to trim a suit accusing the Canadian R&B artist of ripping off a song by a trio of British songwriters to make his track "A Lonely Night," which appeared on his Grammy Award-winning 2016 album "Starboy."
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Frito-Lay and Vice Media fight over their dueling "Munchies" brands, the owners of the Empire State Building move to shut down logos featuring the iconic tower, and the NCAA aims to bust a "Bracket."
During the month of October, lobbyists representing major telecom providers squared off over the best ways to repurpose satellite spectrum in the valuable C-Band and how to fund and manage FCC subsidy programs.
The Federal Communications Commission is facing pressure from House Democrats to release the results of its investigation into wireless carriers that sell data that third parties use to track cell phone users.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a Maine federal judge on Friday to grant it a win in its suit accusing a Christian concert promoter of raising $3 million by lying to investors about where their money was going.
Two Chinese startups, a U.S. medical device company and a brain-cancer focused biotechnology company raised a combined $121 million in initial public offerings that began trading Friday, as what had been an underwhelming week at the public market came to a close.
Twenty stations tied to Sinclair Broadcast Group failed to work with AT&T to retain and restore local broadcast programming on satellite and internet platforms, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday, calling the infraction "the most egregious example of delay that we have encountered."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday sided with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and agreed to hear a case over whether Booking.com's name is too generic for trademark protection.
The past week has seen Maersk's Hong Kong unit sue AXA, Allianz and other insurers over cargo claims, the resurfacing of commercial fraud claims filed against a defunct sports rights agency and Allianz Global Investors drag RSA Insurance into court over a financial markets dispute. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Alan Dershowitz on Thursday denied the allegations of a woman who says he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of sexually molesting her as a child, and the former Harvard law professor has fired back by saying his accuser is the one who broke the law.
Federal prosecutors doubled down Thursday on their characterization of Roger Stone as a liar, pointing to a stream of emails and text messages between the former Trump adviser, top campaign aides and associates of Stone about his anticipation of the release of more hacked emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election to damage Hillary Clinton's candidacy.
Former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio launched a fresh defamation suit on Thursday seeking more than $300 million in damages from HuffPost, Rolling Stone and journalists at both publications after recently losing a similar case in the same Washington, D.C., federal court.
The full Second Circuit declined Thursday to reconsider a panel's August decision allowing Sarah Palin to sue The New York Times for alleged defamation, shooting down a request from the paper, which warned that the ruling would weaken "bedrock First Amendment protections."
A recent New York law that sets a high bar for companies to improve their data security measures is likely to expose a broad range of businesses to increased enforcement by the state's already-aggressive attorney general, while adding to a complicated patchwork of state-by-state privacy laws.
Former Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP co-chair Gordon R. Caplan's legal license was temporarily suspended Thursday by a New York state appellate court after he pled guilty to charges related to the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal.
Hollywood talent agencies urged a California federal court Wednesday not to toss their allegations that the union representing film and television writers is orchestrating an illegal boycott, arguing that the activity goes far beyond any labor exemptions to antitrust law.
Pittsburgh’s fee on nonresident professional athletes who play in Pittsburgh is more like a tax and therefore unconstitutional, according to a suit brought against the city by athletes and players associations for the NFL, NHL and MLB.
Following the recent release of NCAA student-athlete compensation guidelines, it remains unclear how disparate governing bodies will choose to set rules, leaving student-athletes seeking to commercialize their names, images or likenesses through contracts or trademark rights with a confusing mix of incentives and prohibitions, says Radhika Raman of Knobbe Martens.
The appeal of six inter partes reviews in Facebook v. Windy City presents an opportunity for the Federal Circuit to provide clarity on the appropriate level of deference to be afforded holdings of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's precedent-setting panel, and it may even provide a chance for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in, say attorneys at Cadwalader.
The Filter Bubble Transparency Act introduced in the Senate last month is the latest of growing congressional efforts to regulate artificial intelligence, and the first substantive federal bill aimed at curbing companies' algorithmic control of content on internet platforms, say Adam Aft and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie.
Businesses involved in e-commerce should take careful note of the Federal Trade Commission's recent cases against Sunday Riley Modern Skincare and Devumi, because until now consumer protection agencies have struggled to govern fake reviews and false indicators of brand value online, says Brad Elbein at Culhane Meadows.
Transactional attorneys should consider consulting with litigation counsel when drafting certain contractual provisions — choice of law, choice of forum, attorney fees and others — that could come into play in a broad range of substantive disputes, says Adrienne Koch at Katsky Korins.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
In reaction to California’s new law allowing student-athletes to accept paid endorsements, a U.S. senator is introducing legislation to tax athletic scholarships. The ensuing discussion shows that the current tax treatment of scholarships is not well understood, says professor Samuel Brunson of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
The remedy for some very serious, and even criminal, problems currently plaguing the International Association of Athletics Federations — soon to be known as World Athletics — is nothing less than a total change in culture and leadership, says Ronald Katz at GCA Law.
To address the question of what happens when a user of an artificial intelligence program creates a work that infringes on a copyrighted work, a new legal code to govern AI works should increase accountability and make enforcement efforts easier to pursue and adjudicate, says Jonathan Purow of Gottlieb Rackman.
Over the course of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently ended fiscal year, the regulator's Division of Enforcement fulfilled its promise to emphasize quality over quantity in cases alleging misrepresentations of financial performance by covering a wide swath of accounting, disclosure, internal control and auditor independence issues, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
A recent decision from the EU Intellectual Property Office Board of Appeal involving Hasbro's Monopoly game suggests that applying to invalidate a trademark on the ground of bad faith is an advantageous route to prevent brand owners from attempting to use refiling tactics to game the EU trademark system, says Paul Sweeden of Locke Lord.
Requests for proposals, the standard tool of companies evaluating law firms, are becoming better suited to the legal industry, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in Illinois v. Austin, in favor of protecting state citizens’ privacy rights, may shed light on how crime fueled by technology, such as the distribution of so-called revenge porn, will be addressed and litigated in the near future, says Mark Sableman of Thompson Coburn.
Recent cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission, involving the nonpracticing entities Neodron's and Data Scape's seeming attempts to force companies to pay higher patent fees and ban imports, suggest that the ITC may be straying from its core purpose of protecting domestic industries and consumers, says Derek Dahlgren of Rothwell Figg.