New York Legalizes E-Bikes and Scooters Amid Pandemic

New York has legalized electric bikes and scooters, as revealed when the State issued its budget on April 1 for Fiscal Year 2021. This decision is a victory for delivery riders, especially in New York City. The budget language closely resembled that in the...

Nitro TV Sued for “Brazen, Large-Scale” Infringement

On April 3, Columbia Pictures, Amazon, Warner Brothers, and other large media companies filed a copyright infringement complaint against Alejandro Galindo, the...

FTC and FCC Demand Providers Stop COVID-19 Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded service providers take measures to stop coronavirus-related scam robocalls. “The FCC and...

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

Tech Giants

Nitro TV Sued for “Brazen, Large-Scale” Infringement

On April 3, Columbia Pictures, Amazon, Warner Brothers, and other large media companies filed a copyright infringement complaint against Alejandro Galindo, the...

NSO Group Asserts Derivate Immunity in WhatsApp Hacking Case

Israel’s NSO Group Technologies Ltd. moved to dismiss the ongoing cyber-espionage lawsuit brought against it by WhatsApp and Facebook. The motion was...

Former Google Engineer Asks Uber To Pay $179m Judgment

Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s former VP of engineering who led the company’s self-driving technology efforts, has asked Uber to pay the $179 million he owes...

DXC Technologies Accused of Misleading Registration Statement

On March 31, Kingstown Partners Master Ltd. et al. filed a complaint against DXC Technology Company (“DXC”) for securities fraud. The plaintiffs...

Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondent filed in SCOTUS TCPA Case Ahead of April Argument

Nine amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Supreme Court case regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on April 1. Facebook...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Completed After Legal Challenges

The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is complete, according to a T-Mobile press release on April 1. It says the merger is creating “the New...

Emerging Tech

Pelosi and Khanna Request Assistance for VC-backed Startups

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Cal.) have asked the government to include venture capital-backed startups in stimulus packages, so they can receive small-business loans. Pelosi and Khanna sent a letter to...

FTC and FCC Demand Providers Stop COVID-19 Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded service providers take measures to stop coronavirus-related scam robocalls. “The FCC and...

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

Fitbit Seeks Declaratory Judgment After ITC Investigation

Fitness tracker giant Fitbit has filed a complaint against Koninkjijke Philips N.V., seeking a declaratory judgment in a potential patent infringement case,...

TracFone Fined $6m For Violating Lifeline Program Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined TracFone Wireless $6 million for violating the rules of the Lifeline program, which provides discounted telecommunication services to...

Around Law Street

Streaming Service Quibi Faces Patent Battle Ahead of Launch

On March 9, soon-to-launch streaming service Quibi filed a complaint against Interlude US, Inc., doing business as Eko, seeking a declaratory...

Senator Pushes For HHS Cybersecurity Measures After Incident

Sen.  Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has pushed for a review of “all computer-based IT and network systems at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),...

Court Finds Tattoos in Basketball Video Game are Fair Use

The Southern District of New York District Court issued an opinion in an ongoing between Solid Oak Sketches and Take-Two Interactive Software....

Airbnb to ban Party Houses After Halloween Shooting

A Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ended in the deaths of five...

Cisco Software and Licenses are Pirated by Same Company Under Different Names

On November 14 plaintiff Cisco Systems, Inc. filed a complaint against defendants Shoc Networks, LLC (Cisco Systems, Inc and Cisco Technology Inc. v. Shoc Networks,...

Uber Loses its Driver’s License in London

On November 25, Uber lost its license in London to carry paying passengers; this is the second time this has occurred in...

Documentary Filmmakers Sue State Dept. for Social Media Registration Requirement

On December 5, plaintiffs DOC Society and International Documentary Association (IDA) filed a complaint against defendants Michael R. Pompeo and Chad F....

Apple Moves for Dismissal in Stock Price Suit

On December 16, Apple filed a motion to dismiss an ongoing securities lawsuit. The class action suit (City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v....

New Legislation Polices Spread of Cyber Tools Abroad

Recent legislation will mandate that the State Department disclose “how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad.” The legislation resulted from...

Intellectual Property

Nitro TV Sued for “Brazen, Large-Scale” Infringement

On April 3, Columbia Pictures, Amazon, Warner Brothers, and other large media companies filed a copyright infringement complaint against Alejandro Galindo, the...

Fitbit Seeks Declaratory Judgment After ITC Investigation

Fitness tracker giant Fitbit has filed a complaint against Koninkjijke Philips N.V., seeking a declaratory judgment in a potential patent infringement case,...

Facebook and Princeton Sued over Allegedly Scraped Data

UAB Planner5D filed a complaint against defendants Facebook and Princeton University for copyright infringement. Planner 5D maintains a collection of digitized...

Policy

FTC and FCC Demand Providers Stop COVID-19 Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded service providers take measures to stop coronavirus-related scam robocalls. “The FCC and...

TracFone Fined $6m For Violating Lifeline Program Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined TracFone Wireless $6 million for violating the rules of the Lifeline program, which provides discounted telecommunication services to...

Altria’s $12.8 Billion JUUL Investment Receives Lawsuit from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against tobacco giant Altria’s investment in JUUL Labs, alleging that the investment eliminates competition...

Cybersecurity

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

NSO Group Asserts Derivate Immunity in WhatsApp Hacking Case

Israel’s NSO Group Technologies Ltd. moved to dismiss the ongoing cyber-espionage lawsuit brought against it by WhatsApp and Facebook. The motion was...

Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondent filed in SCOTUS TCPA Case Ahead of April Argument

Nine amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Supreme Court case regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on April 1. Facebook...