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.
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 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 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.
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 prospects for a sweeping U.S.-China trade deal were looking dim even before President Donald Trump dealt a pair of blows to Beijing's mighty telecom sector on Wednesday, a move that injected even more uncertainty into the already-fraught negotiations.
While the Federal Communications Commission is keenly aware of the class action litigation "mess" that has been caused by widespread uncertainty over how to interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, businesses "caught up in the TCPA spider web" need to step up pressure on the agency to act, Commissioner Michael O'Rielly urged Thursday.
A new executive order from the Trump administration intended to shore up security vulnerabilities in communications networks writes a blank check to the U.S. Department of Commerce that can be used to target a host of technologies, countries and carriers, and its broad language has left many in industry unclear on how it will affect their business.
Canada is mulling a controversial regulatory change under which its major wireless players would share their networks with smaller operators, and the country’s antitrust authority advised Thursday that the move might drum up competition and lower prices, but also come with serious drawbacks.
Four of the country's largest phone companies, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, told the Federal Communications Commission in letters made public Thursday that they have stopped selling customers' location data to third-party companies and that the data would not be sold in the future.
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want to put $40 billion toward expanding internet access across the country as part of a $120 billion-plus infrastructure bill they've proposed.
An Illinois attorney conduct review panel on Wednesday upheld a four-month suspension recommendation for a lawyer accused of falsifying two agreements related to new cellphone towers a client wanted to build downstate.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., formally announced the creation of a new rural broadband task force Thursday in an attempt to help close the digital divide that continues to plague large parts of rural America.
Rep. Greg Walden expressed alarm Wednesday at one side effect of crackdowns on companies that sell intimate location data from cell phones, suggesting that parties seeking such data will now rely on the largely unregulated app ecosystem.
AT&T and other telecom companies' counterclaims against a South Carolina county, arguing that federal law caps the number of emergency call fees a business must pay per month, must be determined at trial, a South Carolina federal judge has ruled.
Dish Network shouldn’t be allowed to duck a suit accusing it of using sham companies to buy spectrum from the Federal Communications Commission at a $3.3 billion discount, a whistleblower has told a D.C. federal court, saying its defense is “predicated on a myth."
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.
The primary practical implication of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday in Apple v. Pepper is that the court's Illinois Brick precedent remains an obstacle to federal antitrust claims for damages, but that its scope arguably has been limited, say attorneys at Skadden.
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.
Insurance fraud costs insurers and their policyholders tens of billions of dollars a year. With insurance fraud-related bills introduced in 40 states and enacted in 14 so far this year, state lawmakers seem to agree with the industry that fraud is a major problem, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
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.
Under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, U.S. investors would lose the robust international law protections and dispute resolution mechanisms that they have relied on for years in the North American Free Trade Agreement, say Ian Laird and Melissa Morris of Crowell & Moring.
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.