Everyone at Wednesday's House subcommittee hearing, from left to right, seemed to agree that it's time to ditch the Communications Decency Act's hotly contested Section 230, which shields online platforms from liability for content posted by third parties.
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Sunsetting Section 230 Gains Traction On Both Sides Of Aisle

By Nadia Dreid

Everyone at Wednesday's House subcommittee hearing, from left to right, seemed to agree that it's time to ditch the Communications Decency Act's hotly contested Section 230, which shields online platforms from liability for content posted by third parties.

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High Court Urged To Rule On FCC Question In TCPA Dispute

By Jared Foretek

A chiropractic practice group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take another crack at the question of whether district courts must adhere to a Federal Communications Commission's legal interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, in a bid to revive its proposed class action against McKesson over junk faxes.

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AT&T Stands To Gain Billions From 4.9 GHz, Report Says

By Jared Foretek

A group representing Verizon and T-Mobile is renewing its effort to stop AT&T-affiliate FirstNet from gaining further control of the 4.9 gigahertz public safety band, this time arguing that AT&T stands to gain over $3 billion worth of spectrum if the Federal Communications Commission extends FirstNet's authority.

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FCC Aims To Reduce Risk From China-Controlled Test Labs

By Christopher Cole

The Federal Communications Commission pushed Thursday for new rules to prevent foreign adversaries, mainly the Chinese Communist Party, from playing a role in testing and certifying communications equipment in the U.S. market.

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House Panel Pushes AM Radio Bill Forward

By Nadia Dreid

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle came together to bump a popular proposal to prevent automakers from removing AM radios from their vehicles through to the full committee, with the bill sailing through markup Thursday morning.

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House Panel Moves Data Privacy Bill, While Vowing Revisions

By Allison Grande

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday advanced a bipartisan proposal to create a nationwide framework for how companies use and share consumers' personal information, despite lawmakers on both sides of the aisle acknowledging that more work needs to be done to further refine the measure.

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'I Just Don't Buy It': Judge Rips Google's Injunction Argument

By Dorothy Atkins

A California federal judge considering the scope of a potential injunction against Google following Epic Games' antitrust jury trial win told Google's economist Thursday that the tech giant keeps arguing that more app store options for consumers will create a "terrifying world of chaos and anarchy," but "I just don't buy it."

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POLICY & REGULATION

FCC Defends Nielsen Data In Low-Power TV Licensing Suit

By Ayden Crosby

The Federal Communications Commission is defending its use of Nielsen statistics to determine if a low-power TV station should receive protections provided under a 2022 law aimed at safeguarding local and rural broadcasting.

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ENFORCEMENT

Man Behind NH Primary Deepfake Faces Charges, FCC Fines

By Christopher Cole

The Democratic consultant accused of making robocalls with a cloned voice of President Joe Biden discouraging voters from taking part in the New Hampshire primary faces a state indictment on 13 felony voter suppression charges and $6 million in potential federal fines.

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LITIGATION

NFL Says Unsolicited-Text Suit Belongs In Arbitration

By Elaine Briseño

The NFL wants to force into arbitration a lawsuit filed by a New York woman frustrated with her inability to stop unwanted text messages from the football organization, citing a binding agreement she consented to when registering to receive notifications about the 2023 draft.

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Old Case Can't Nix $181M AT&T, Nokia Verdict, Fed. Circ. Told

By Adam Lidgett

Finesse Wireless LLC pushed back at the Federal Circuit against AT&T and Nokia's appeal of a more than $181 million verdict in Texas federal court for infringing Finesse's patents on reducing radio frequency interference, saying the companies' reliance on a 140-year-old Supreme Court case was misplaced.

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Sonos Gets Fed. Circ. To Affirm Axed Google Patent Claims

By Andrew Karpan

Google failed on Thursday to persuade Federal Circuit judges to breathe new life into patent claims the tech giant has asserted in its legal fight with the Sonos speaker brand.

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Apple Investor Again Seeks Green Light For $490M Settlement

By Emilie Ruscoe

An Apple Inc. investor has asked a California federal judge to revisit a $490 million settlement deal that would end claims the tech giant misled investors about iPhone sales in China, telling the court that it had addressed the judge's critique that parts of the relevant filings were "convoluted."

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Big Banks Hit With Claims Of Turning Man Into 'Money Mule'

By Spencer Brewer

A wealthy Texas entrepreneur says Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab and Deutsche Bank turned him into a "money mule" by using his accounts to launder billions of dollars over multiple decades, alleging a conspiracy also involving his family and a prominent lawyer that cost him millions.

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DEALS

Billionaire Xavier Niel Mulling Potential $4.1B Millicom Buyout

By Al Barbarino

French billionaire Xavier Niel's Atlas Investissement confirmed Thursday that it is exploring a potential all cash tender offer for Luxembourgish telecommunications provider Millicom International Cellular SA. 

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Compliance Considerations For New Data Protection Law

Sam Castic at Hintze Law discusses how to determine if your organization is covered by the newly enacted Protecting Americans' Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, the scope of the law's restrictions, and how to go about compliance as its June 23 effective date approaches.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wish List

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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Meet Biden's Latest Pennsylvania Picks For District Court

By P.J. D'Annunzio & Matthew Santoni

President Joe Biden has continued his trend of nominating public defenders to the federal bench, this time selecting two longtime defense attorneys to occupy vacancies in Pennsylvania.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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Exiled Chinese Businessman Is No $1B Fraudster, Jury Told

By Stewart Bishop

Exiled Chinese businessman and purported billionaire Guo Wengui ran legitimate companies in support of a broad movement that opposed the Chinese Communist Party, his attorney told a Manhattan federal jury Friday, rather than what prosecutors say was a multifaceted $1 billion fraud.

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Menendez, Kasowitz Firm Spar Over Subpoena To Cooperator

By Elliot Weld

Amid his bribery trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is urging a Manhattan federal judge to order a government cooperator to turn over communications involving his current counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and his former attorneys.

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McElroy Deutsch Seeks Win Against Ex-CFO After Guilty Plea

By Rose Krebs

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is urging a New Jersey state court to order its former chief financial officer to pay roughly $1.5 million damages for "unauthorized compensation" he paid himself and force him to disgorge $5.4 million in pay he received from the firm.

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Ex-DOJ Atty Clark Says He Was Denied A Fair Ethics Hearing

By Alison Knezevich

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was denied a fair hearing in his Washington, D.C., ethics case and should not face punishment, he told an attorney disciplinary committee in a Thursday filing.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Antitrust law took center stage this week as college general counsel try to figure out the what and how of paying student athletes under a new court ruling, and the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to break up the entertainment venue dominance of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen an IT engineer seek permission to search a landfill hiding a hard drive supposedly storing millions of pounds in bitcoin, Glencore take on legal action by American Century Investments, gold payment app Glint bring a breach of duty claim against FRP Advisory, and an ongoing dispute between a solicitor and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

Amazon.com Inc.

American Hotel & Lodging Association

Apollo Global Management LLC

Apple Inc.

Association of National Advertisers Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bank of America Corp.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Bloomberg

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

British Broadcasting Corp.

Center for Democracy & Technology

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Deutsche Bank AG

EMCOR Group Inc.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Epic Games Inc.

Ferrari SpA

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Gilardi & Company LLC

Glencore PLC

Google LLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Icertis Inc.

Integrys Energy Group Inc.

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

McKesson Corp.

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Millicom International Cellular SA

MilliporeSigma

Mondelez International Inc.

Morgan Stanley

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NFL Enterprises LLC

National Association of Broadcasters

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Retail Federation Inc.

Nokia Corp.

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

PetroChina Company Limited

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Snap Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Sonos Inc.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Spectrum Management Holding Co.

Swissport International Ltd.

T-Mobile US Inc.

Tesla Inc.

The Brattle Group Inc.

The Charles Schwab Corp.

The District of Columbia Bar

The New York Times Co.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

University of Virginia

Vodafone Group PLC

Volkswagen AG

Wells Fargo & Co.

YouTube Inc.

LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Baker Botts

Bathaee Dunne

Burnham & Gorokhov

C.A. Goldberg PLLC

Caldwell Carlson

Clement & Murphy

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Dapeer Law

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Finnegan

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Gateley PLC

Greenberg Traurig

Gupta Wessler

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hill Dickinson

Hintze Law

Hiraldo PA

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

Hunton Andrews

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Labaton Keller

Latham & Watkins

Marino Tortorella

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

MoloLamken

Morrison Foerster

Munger Tolles

Orrick Herrington

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Penningtons Manches

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Pryor Cashman

Reed Smith

Robbins Geller

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Skadden Arps

Spencer Fane

Susman Godfrey

VanOverbeke Michaud

Welsh & Recker

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Reserve System

Federal Trade Commission

National Labor Relations Board

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court