We previously wrote about a Tennessee district court’s decision holding that a hotel’s inclusion at the top of the 2011 TripAdvisor “Dirtiest Hotels” list constituted hyperbolic opinion and rhetorical exaggeration, and thus was not actionable under Tennessee defamation law. This past month, a circuit court upheld the ruling.
This is our closing entry on sustainable telecommunications agreements, highlighting basic points associated with “Legal Terms and Conditions,” referencing prior entries for more detailed explanation. In the near future, we will supplement these six (6) entries with several dealing with Wireless services, including M2M services.
I don’t often make predictions on legal outcomes, so when I do and I get it right, it’s worth sharing. In May, we talked about whether “liking” a candidate would constitute protected speech under the First Amendment. A district judge in Virginia ruled it was not. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed in Bland v. Roberts.
In an unprecedented protest against NCAA protocols, football players from Georgia Tech, Georgia and Northwestern took to the gridiron with personally marked-up equipment to challenge the NCAA’s treatment of athletes on issues ranging from concussions to guaranteed scholarships.
This morning, New York Attorney General Schneiderman announced that his office had concluded a year-long undercover investigation into the reputation management industry and the practice of posting fake reviews online.
With the opening of the LPFM filing window fast approaching, the Commission has announced another webinar on the LPFM filing process. Mark your calendars: the webinar will be held on October 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET.
Last week we wrote about a recent decision in a copyright infringement case involving online television streaming. Today we are going to run through the court’s process in reaching the decision.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Free Flow of Information Act (that would be S.987) by a 13-5 vote. If ultimately enacted (more on that below), this bill would establish a federal “shield law” or “reporter’s privilege”. As a result, certain journalists would be protected from having to testify in federal court – a protection most often invoked by the reporter unwilling to disclose the identity of a confidential source.
Ninth Circuit Holds That Class Member Declarations Do Not Support Finding of Commonality in Class Action
On September 3, 2013 in Thomasson v. GC Services, LP, — Fed. Appx. –, No. 11-56100, 2013 WL 4713560 (9th Cir. Sept. 3, 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded with instructions to de-certify a class action alleging violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).
Apple released its annual iPhone upgrade, the 5S, today. Its most notable new feature is a fingerprint scanner built into the “home” button. Once the scanner “learns” a user’s fingerprint, that user can unlock their phone simply by touching the button, as well as purchase content from Apple’s e-stores without entering a password.