Media & Entertainment

  • December 04, 2023

    NC Justice Asks 4th Circ. To Halt Diversity Comments Probe

    North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls asked the Fourth Circuit on Monday to stop a judicial watchdog investigation of her comments about diversity on the bench while she appeals a federal judge's previous denial of that request in her First Amendment lawsuit.

  • December 04, 2023

    FCC Agrees To Hold Off Rule On Engineer Certification

    The cable industry voiced relief Monday at a recent order by the Federal Communications Commission to delay enforcement of a rule requiring that only certain qualified professionals sign off on providers' broadband mapping data.

  • December 04, 2023

    Detroit Tigers Purged Older Workers, Ex-Employee Says

    A former clubhouse manager for the Detroit Tigers baseball team urged a Michigan federal court not to toss his suit claiming he was fired because he was nearly 60 years old, arguing his termination was part of a team executive's elimination of older workers.

  • December 04, 2023

    Photog Says Cannabis Licensing Firm Used NYC Pic Without OK

    A cannabis licensing firm copied a photographer's picture of the Empire State Building to push sales without permission, committing copyright infringement, according to a lawsuit from the photographer in New York federal court.

  • December 04, 2023

    New York Music Venue's Creditors Seeking Liquidation

    A New York bankruptcy judge Monday pushed back a request by the landlord of a New York City music venue to convert its small-business Chapter 11 to a liquidation after hearing the Internal Revenue Service has made the same request.

  • December 04, 2023

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    Blockchain gaming, lithium-battery production, nutrition supplements and Activision's $68.7 billion sale to Microsoft — nothing is too big or complicated for Delaware's Chancery Court to put on its agenda. The year is winding down, but things haven't slowed in the nation's top court of equity. Check here for all the latest news from the Chancery Court.

  • December 04, 2023

    LIVE COVERAGE: Day 39 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Follow along here.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Can't Invoke Presidential Immunity In Jan. 6 Case

    A District of Columbia federal judge on Friday firmly rejected Donald Trump's argument that "presidential immunity" shields him from the criminal charges stemming from allegations of election interference in 2020, ruling that Trump doesn't enjoy a "lifelong 'get-out-of-jail-free' pass" just because he was president.

  • December 01, 2023

    Judge Slams Google's 'Deeply Troubling' Tactics As Trial Ends

    A California federal judge overseeing the antitrust trial between Epic Games Inc. and Google LLC said Friday he's concerned that Google's willful destruction of evidence and "bogus" privilege assertions constitute a "frontal assault on the administration of justice," and that jury instructions in the newly wrapped trial will reflect the company's "deeply disturbing" behavior.

  • December 01, 2023

    Fighters Say UFC Can't Avoid Wage Suppression Trial

    Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters assailed the company for trying to avoid trial next year on antitrust claims alleging it suppressed wages by up to $1.6 billion through coercive, exclusive contracts and the purchase of rival promoters, telling a Nevada federal judge UFC's arguments for dismissal are deeply contradictory.  

  • December 01, 2023

    TikTok Parent Rips Coder's 'Gamesmanship,' Urges Arbitration

    TikTok's parent company ByteDance urged a California federal judge at a remote hearing Friday to send an engineer's wrongful termination suit accusing it of being the Chinese Communist Party's "propaganda tool" to arbitration, arguing the plaintiff has engaged in "gamesmanship" to avoid that and get to the state court's "bully pulpit."

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    ​​​​​​​Top Groups Lobbying The FCC

    In November, the Federal Communications Commission heard from close to 200 companies and interest groups sharing their views on digital discrimination and media ownership rules, "SIM swap" fraud, the cost of pole attachments for fiber and more.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Boston Landowners Told To Quit Illegal Radio Operations

    Nine different landowners in the Boston area have been allowing illegal radio broadcasts from their property and could be hit with a fine of more than $2 million if they don't knock it off, the Federal Communications Commission announced.

  • December 01, 2023

    Pac-12 Ruling Could Have 'Absurd Results,' U. Of Wash. Says

    The University of Washington said a state trial court decision that booted 10 departing schools off the Pacific 12 Conference board misread conference rules and could lead to "absurd results," including a conference with no members.

  • December 01, 2023

    Booz Allen Used Sex Assault Story To Fire Worker, Suit Says

    A former associate who complained about sexism at Booz Allen was unlawfully fired when the consulting firm deemed a news article — in which she disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted — breached company policy, she claimed in a federal lawsuit.

  • December 01, 2023

    Gibson Dunn Helps Vindicate LA Reporter After Protest Arrest

    Three years after a reporter with the Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate was tackled by sheriff's deputies and arrested while covering a protest, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has helped secure a $700,000 settlement that the firm is hailing as a win for press freedom.

  • December 01, 2023

    Pa. 'Skill Games' Ruling Could Chill Gambling Crackdowns

    A state appellate court's ruling that "Pennsylvania Skill Games" aren't illegal gambling could have repercussions for the state's legal gambling industry, enforcers hunting illegal gambling machines, and "skill games" operators around the country, attorneys told Law360 Friday.

  • December 01, 2023

    No 2.5 GHz Auction Licenses Until Congress Acts, FCC Says

    The Federal Communications Commission can't issue licenses for spectrum auctioned off in 2022 because Congress let its authority to do so lapse and even awarding an already-won license could open the agency up to criminal liability, the commission told an inquiring lawmaker.

  • December 01, 2023

    Ex-Mich. Hockey Player Sues Over Antisemitism Accusation

    A former defenseman on the University of Michigan hockey team sued a watchdog website in Michigan federal court Friday, accusing the site of falsely smearing him as antisemitic and tanking his reputation.

  • December 01, 2023

    Pa. Judge Approves $300K Deal In Philly Pops Benefits Row

    A Pennsylvania magistrate judge approved a $300,000 settlement between a Philadelphia-based orchestra and a musicians' union, resolving the union's claims that the orchestra owed wages and benefits contributions for a holiday program in 2022.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Gets More Experts In NY Fraud Trial, Can't Call Monitor

    A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to put the court's independent monitor on the stand.

  • December 01, 2023

    4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • December 01, 2023

    Ill. City Sued Over 'Backroom Deal' For Northwestern Stadium

    The city of Evanston was sued in Illinois state court Thursday by residents claiming officials cut a "backroom deal" to clear the way for Northwestern University's football stadium to become an open-air entertainment venue, saying the move will lead to traffic, noise pollution, excessive litter and public safety concerns for nearby homeowners.

Expert Analysis

  • Legal Lessons From Past World Cups To Keep In Mind For '26

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    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand set new standards for sustainability, human rights and sponsorship — and with those new standards come new challenges for those involved in the planning of the 2026 World Cup in North America, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

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    Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax credit will continue to make the state a favored destination for large corporations, particularly in light of the new federal alternative minimum tax and the Pillar Two top-up tax, says Alan Lederman at Gunster.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • New Legal Frameworks Are Instrumental For AI In Music

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    As artificial intelligence encroaches — or complements — the deeply human art of music making, creating harmony between law and technology will require all stakeholders in the music industry to provide input on intellectual property and ethical concerns, say Ariela Benchlouch and Gai Sher at Greenspoon Marder.

  • IP Suits Over Brand Owner Font Use Offer Cautionary Tales

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    Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme and Mallory Chandler at Pryor Cashman consider the history of fonts and point to recent court decisions that show how brand owners can avoid legal typeface troubles.

  • Employer Lessons After 2023's Successful Labor Strikes

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    Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all types can learn key insights about how unions may approach negotiations and strikes going forward, and nonunionized workplaces should anticipate a drive for increased union membership, say Lenny Feigel and Mark Neuberger at Foley & Lardner.

  • What Prince Harry Privacy Case May Mean For Media Ethics

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    An English High Court recently allowed the privacy case brought by Prince Harry and six other claimants against the Daily Mail publisher to proceed, which, if successful, could embolden other high-profile individuals to bring claims and lead to renewed calls for a judicial public inquiry into British press ethics, says Philippa Dempster at Freeths.

  • Copyright Ruling A Victory For Innovation In Publishing Sector

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    The D.C. Circuit’s recent ruling in Valancourt v. Garland shows that demanding book copies without paying for them is arguably property theft, proving that the practice stifles innovation in the publishing industry by disincentivizing small printing companies from entering the market due to a fear of high costs and outdated government regulations, says Zvi Rosen at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

  • 3 Rulings Illustrate Infringement Hurdles For Hip-Hop Plaintiffs

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    Three district court decisions dismissing hip-hop copyright claims recently came down in quick succession, indicating that plaintiffs face significant hurdles when they premise claims on the use of words, phrases and themes that are common in the genre, say Benjamin Halperin and Shiara Robinson at Cowan DeBaets.

  • Series

    ESG Around The World: Mexico

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    ESG has yet to become part of the DNA of the Mexican business model, but huge strides are being made in that direction, as more stakeholders demand that companies adopt, at the least, a modicum of sustainability commitments and demonstrate how they will meet them, says Carlos Escoto at Galicia Abogados.

  • Deploying Analogies To Explore AI Copyright Questions

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    Xin Shao at F. Chau & Associates translates two representative artificial intelligence copyright cases into more traditional copyright law scenarios to facilitate the direct application of legal theories to undisputed technological facts.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

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