The Federal Communications Commission is clapping back against assertions that it pulled a "regulatory about-face" when it found that internet service providers can't be reimbursed for providing certain subsidized services if those services are not being used.
Older job seekers accusing Amazon and T-Mobile of discriminating against them by targeting Facebook job ads to younger users have taken another stab at making their case, attempting to shore up allegations that a California federal judge dismissed as "vague and conclusory" in March.
Trump administration officials are accusing Ligado Networks of overstating the Federal Communications Commission's authority over a spectrum band typically used for satellite transmission and of encouraging the FCC to steamroll other government branches seeking to pause a commission decision allowing the company to deploy a ground-based 5G network.
A black-owned production studio whose discrimination suit against Comcast went to the U.S. Supreme Court reached a settlement with the cable company that includes a new content and distribution arrangement to resolve claims it would have carried its channels "but for" racial bias.
The FCC has denied a request by small satellite operators to hit the brakes on an auction of a wide swath of prized airwaves in the C-band while they fight the plan in the D.C. Circuit.
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday declined to revive a former Michigan Bell worker's suit claiming he was mistreated because he is black and fired for complaining about discrimination, saying he failed to show he was treated differently than white employees.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has called on the Federal Trade Commission to open an inquiry into a new app that closely resembles TikTok, suggesting it may not be abiding by children's online privacy rules and has "substantial" ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
City leaders in Jackson, Mississippi, must clear Verizon's plan to build a cellphone tower aimed at improving local service, a Mississippi federal judge has ruled, saying they failed to show substantial reasons why the project shouldn't be allowed.
Cloud services provider Rackspace Technology could be valued at more than $10 billion in its planned initial public offering, Airbnb is still considering an IPO this year despite complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and bread-maker Hovis is up for grabs. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other deal rumors from the past week that you need to be aware of.
A public interest group has urged several government entities — including the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department, the House Judiciary Committee, and the New York attorney general — to consider whether Facebook's previous acquisitions were anti-competitive, with an eye toward bringing an antitrust case against the company in the U.S.
Pomerantz LLP, The Rosen Law Firm PA, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Faruqi & Faruqi LLP are competing to lead consolidated litigation brought by investors alleging video conferencing provider Zoom misled shareholders about the degree of its data privacy and security measures, according to motions filed in California federal court.
The federal government's spectrum management branch lent support this week to the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to deny subsidies to Chinese equipment vendors that pose potential security risks, as Chinese carriers separately entreated the agency to continue their U.S. operations.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office will audit the Federal Communications Commission's implementation of the automated Lifeline verification system after lawmakers raised concerns that the process, which is supposed to make it easier for Americans to access broadband and phone services, was not put into effect fast enough.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that invalidated two Twilio Inc. patents covering telephone processing technology, ruling that the board properly analyzed prior art in finding the patents obvious.
Cathode ray tube buyers who were cut out of more than $500 million in price-fixing settlements must wait until those deals are finalized before they can take their challenge to the Ninth Circuit, the appellate court has ruled.
Four GOP senators are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to closely scrutinize rules interpreting an online liability shield for web platforms, an action that agency Republicans have indicated openness to.
A proposed class action against AT&T that accused the telecom carrier of using GPS systems in company vehicles to track its sales representatives' appointments and to illegally deduct money from workers' paychecks is being sent to arbitration.
Facing down four lawsuits — including two that reached the First Circuit — over new laws tightening the screws on the practices of cable and internet providers, the state of Maine finds itself embroiled in brawls over telecom issues ranging from customer billing to online privacy.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee criticized the "little-to-no oversight" that Chinese state-owned telecom companies have received in the last two decades in a report released Tuesday, following efforts by the Trump administration to raise the alarm of the national security dangers of Chinese companies operating in the U.S.
A small smartphone company has lodged patent lawsuits against Apple and Samsung over the "slide-to-unlock" feature in their devices, several years after the company's technology played a part in the tech giants' patent war.
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with a framework to distribute up to $16 billion in rural broadband subsidies and left the door open for satellite broadband companies to qualify for the handouts.
The Fourth Amendment shields travelers from having their phones and laptops rifled through during routine searches at the border, a civil rights group is telling the Fifth Circuit in defense of a Texas immigration attorney who is challenging the warrantless searches as unconstitutional.
The film industry is urging the First Circuit to stamp out legislation in Maine compelling the cable industry to sell channel subscriptions a la carte, calling it a "radical and surprising mandate" that threatens to hurt copyright owners along with cable companies.
After being turned away by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, a telecommunications company is asking the Federal Circuit to force that court to hear its $200 million case challenging a Federal Communications Commission decision to cut funding for a project in the Hawaiian homelands.
Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel's call for his former court to clarify the Alice test went unheeded on Tuesday, as the full court denied two Customedia petitions he supported that sought review of decisions deeming two data storage patents abstract.
Authorizing the Federal Trade Commission or a new digital authority to police dominant tech platforms pursuant to a new legal standard outside of antitrust can protect independent retailers, websites and app providers without the drastic measure of breaking up big tech, says Hal Singer of Econ One.
Taking a deposition of an uncooperative witness is one task made immeasurably more difficult during the current pandemic, and certain deposition styles that may be extremely forceful in person may have limited effectiveness over videoconference, says Qian Julie Wang at Robins Kaplan.
With courthouses closed and some cases stayed or delayed during the pandemic, in-house intellectual property lawyers can take several productive steps to provide value and improve their companies' IP strategies, say Elizabeth Manno Banzhoff and Amanda Tessar at Perkins Coie.
The New Jersey Supreme Court's much-needed order allowing this year's law school graduates to practice prior to being admitted should be adopted in New York — and developed further even after the pandemic ceases, says attorney Dmitriy Shakhnevich.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Age Discrimination in Employment Act opinion in Babb v. Wilkie, along with a related concurrence from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in last month’s Comcast ruling, provides a framework for plaintiffs to hold discriminators accountable, even if they can’t prove a biased result, says R. Scott Oswald at The Employment Law Group.
The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in U.S. v. DISH is a potentially major change in interpretation of how the transaction-based established business relationship exception operates under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other telemarketing laws, greatly limiting companies' ability to call former customers, says Ronald London at Davis Wright.
Retention of e-discovery providers usually involves considerable time and several layers of approval, but practicalities during the current emergency have proven that law firms must have the acuity to make smart but quick game-time decisions, says Shannon Capone Kirk at Ropes & Gray.
Just like in a normal deposition, remind your witness that testimony provided via videoconference may be used in a courtroom, so they must be mindful of everything they say or don’t say, the space they are in, and their attire, say Adam Bloomberg and Merrie Jo Pitera at Litigation Insights.
COVID-19 enforcement activity raises the specter of liability for innocent third parties, but companies can take steps to reduce the risk of unwittingly facilitating fraud or price-gouging and demonstrate good-faith compliance to regulators, say Robyn Crowther and Ashwin Ram at Steptoe & Johnson.
Zoom’s reaction to three recent consumer class actions is unlikely to settle the current litigation or dissuade additional allegations that the company's privacy policies and security vulnerabilities violate the California Consumer Privacy Act, says Tara Trifon at Locke Lord.
A recent Law360 guest article highlighted reluctance among some in the legal community to embrace video mediation, but when assessing the concerns, it quickly becomes clear that the disinclination is not rooted in any firm rationale, says Michael Willemin at Wigdor.
As global regulation strains to keep pace with growing telemedicine demands, clinicians who seek to practice remotely across borders encounter a blurry legal patchwork from country to country, say William Ferreira and Adilene Rosales at Hogan Lovells.
Anticipating an onslaught of insurance litigation over coronavirus business interruption claims, G. Andrew Lundberg at Burford Capital paints a picture of what cooperation could look like among lawyers, courts, legislatures, regulators, insurers and policyholders dealing with this once-in-a-generation stress on the nation's judicial resources.
The breadth of the First Amendment challenge in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, now at the U.S. Supreme Court, is striking and could dramatically narrow the scope of liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
Stay-at-home orders mean small firms like mine — six lawyers and 14 staff members — suddenly need to make rapid changes, but the initial shock has turned into excitement about this opportunity to improve old processes, says David Kwartler at Kwartler Manus.