Archive | August, 2011

AT&T-T-Mobile Marriage Blocked as US Government Sues

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AT&T today find themselves in hot water with the Department of Justice
In an update from our earlier post, the Department of Justice has filed an anti-trust suit blocking AT&Ts $39 billion planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Uncle Sam has put his foot down. Wireless mobile telecom devices are playing an increasing role in every day communications, with 3oo million smart phones, data cards and tablets in…
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The effects of Irene will linger for years

Hurricane Irene’s Water Damage Uninsured

Water damage, you say?  Terribly sorry, but there’s very little we can do. Hurricane Irene has served as a wet reminder of the varied destruction hurricanes can cause, and has again highlighted the non-inclusion of flood damage in the majority of home insurance policies. In the aftermath of the 2005 Hurricane, Katrina, the multi-billion dollar…
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Was Kubrick even more forward-looking than he thought?

What do Apple Inc., Stanley Kubrick and Roger Price Have in Common?

Stanley Kubrick, director of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Roger Price, creator of British children’s show The Tomorrow People (1973), and Apple Inc (we all know who Apple Inc are) apparently all invented the tablet computer. And Apple was not the first. In the burgeoning patent war between Samsung and Apple — with Apple accusing…
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Apple will weather the storm of Jobs' resignation

Episode 35: Tobacco Packaging, Social Media and Steve Jobs

This week, Charley connects with Eva, currently in Michigan, and as always, we discuss the week’s hot legal news. Included this week is Microsoft’s super history-tracking software, gruesome images on tobacco packets, social media in schools and the jury box, and of course, the biggest news of the week:  Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of…
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Missouri Facebook Law Unfriend

Injunction on Missouri’s Facebook Law is a Temporary Victory For Teachers

The controversial Missouri law that would restrict the ways teachers can communicate with their students is on hold today, as a judge awarded the state’s teacher’s association an injunction. The ruling keeps the bill from becoming enforceable law for at least 180 days. We’ve covered Missouri’s so-called Facebook law in this space before. Named the…
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