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Facebook, Google, and GDPR: The war for data privacy

by Adrian Dayton on

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg came under fire during a Congressional hearing over Facebook’s policy of tracking data on non-users and logged out users. The scandal forced Facebook’s data-mining partner Cambridge Analytica to...more

Web Exclusive - April 2018: The Top 19 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first four months...more

The Dangers of Training Neural Network with Phone Calls

If you haven’t seen Sundar Pichai’s presentation on Google Duplex, watch it. The technology is fascinating. Google is developing software that can assist users in completing specific tasks such as making reservations by...more

Will The Supreme Court Take A Charitable View Of Cy Pres Settlements?

by Carlton Fields on

On April 30, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Frank v. Gaos, No. 17-961 to review the fairness of the ever-increasing use of cy pres remedies in class action settlements. ...more

“OK Google – Is this Legal?”

by Ward PLLC on

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the “it” buzzwords of mid-2018, and even after our short attention spans turn to something else, the concepts behind the words will continue to evolve. Everyone talks about...more

U.S. Supreme Court puts class action doubleheader on the calendar – cy pres awards and class arbitration

On April 30, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two class action cases, on issues involving cy pres awards and class arbitration. Both cases arise out of the Ninth Circuit. The Supreme Court’s decision in the cy...more

Google unsuccessful in its defence to the “right to be forgotten”

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In the first two “right to be forgotten” claims brought in the UK, the English court has confirmed that in certain circumstances an internet search engine (ISE) operator can be required to delist links in its search results,...more

Uncertain Case of Google Trademark Fair Use

Aren’t digital advertising billboards amazing? My iPhone captured this rolling series of images just yesterday, for a health care organization using the Google trademark in the Minneapolis skyway...more

Google vs. Equustek: Google Loses Another Round

by Field Law on

How far can Canadian courts reach when making orders that seek to control the conduct of foreign companies outside of Canada? This controversial question is still being decided, bit by bit, in both Canadian and US courts....more

Supreme Court to Address Use of Cy Pres Relief in Class Action Settlements Next Term

The Supreme Court recently granted review in a case that involves whether, or in what circumstances, cy pres relief may be used in class action settlements. ...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Keyword restrictions - Part II: 1-800 Contacts case; Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 27, 2018 is below. This week’s Update features a wide variety of stories. I hope you enjoy....more

Supreme Court to Review Use of Charitable Donation to Settle Privacy Claims Against Google

A challenge to the use of a cy pres charitable donations to settle privacy claims against Google will be heard by the Supreme Court. In Frank v. Gaos, petitioners seek reversal of lower court decisions rejecting their...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Chalk up a major win for Carl Icahn. Icahn has forced Xerox’s CEO, Board Chair, and 5 other board members out of their jobs as part of a push by activist investors. The shake-up will jeopardize the company’s $6.1 billion...more

Supreme Court to Decide Permissibility of Cy Pres Awards in Class Action Settlements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether parties to a class action may agree to a settlement that confers cy pres awards upon various nonprofit institutions and organizations, but provides no monetary relief for...more

Googles Use of Oracles APIs

On March 27, 2018, the Federal Circuit handed down its long awaited decision on whether Google’s use of 37 Java application programming interface packages (“APIs”) in Google’s Android mobile operating system was protected...more

Terminal Disclaimer Does Not Establish Claim Preclusion

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing claim preclusion, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a complaint as barred by claim preclusion and the Kessler doctrine. SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC, Case No....more

Abuse of Dominance Concerning Online Platforms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Large online platforms such as Amazon, Facebook and Google have a strong presence in Europe. Although general competition law principles apply to them, cases concerning online platforms give rise to a lot of novel questions...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It was a busy Thursday in the big pharma world, with drugmaker Shire rejecting a $60 billion takeover offer from Japan’s Takeda, while US rival Allergan disclosed that it was considering a bid of its own for Shire....more

NLRB Says Google’s Firing of Diversity Memo Author James Damore Was Legal

In a recently released and lightly redacted memo, a staff attorney for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board concluded that Google’s firing of James Damore was legal....more

Eyeing the Line for Fair Use

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In a closely watched case attracting more than a dozen amici, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit further clarified the boundaries of fair use, finding that a key element of this balancing test is “the effect of...more

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - U.S. states vow to defend auto fuel efficiency standards - REUTERS - Apr 4 Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington D.C. this Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency...more

Carvana and Google: Co-Branding Nirvana?

Carvana — online car dealer and operator of “a higher state of car buying” — sports a halo in its non-verbal logo shown above, but is it an angel when using the Google name and logo in t.v. ads?...more

EKG Monitor May Be Included in Future Apple Smart Watches

by Knobbe Martens on

According to Bloomberg, Apple, Inc. is currently developing an electrocardiogram (also known as an EKG or ECG) feature in its smartwatch products. A report from Bloomberg and other sources have stated that the unit in...more

Second Time’s The Charm: Court OKs Revised Pay Equity Class Action Against Google

by Fisher Phillips on

A California state court just breathed new life into a class action lawsuit against Google that could have a significant impact on pay equity claims across the country. The March 27, 2018 ruling gave the stamp of approval to...more

California Judge Allows Pay Equity Class Action To Move Forward On Behalf Of Female Google Employees Who Were Employed In Thirty...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After initially dismissing a sweeping class action complaint alleging systemic pay discrimination on behalf of “all women employed by Google in California,” the Court has now decided to allow an amended –...more

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