Court case

Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants

Twelve lawsuits filed against the Federal Communications Commission over its network neutrality repeal have been consolidated into one suit that will be heard at a federal appeals court in California.

Where the net neutrality fight stands

Lawsuits looking to strike down the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its own network neutrality rules will be heard in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Unless they don't.

US Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco will hear net neutrality case

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hear the consolidated challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules. A

Judge to President Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit

A judge recommended that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.  US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome

Trump Administration Joins States in Push to Expand Online Sales-Tax Collections

The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to expand states’ authority to collect sales tax on internet transactions, joining a chorus of state officials seeking to overrule a 1992 precedent exempting many online retailers from having to add

Six tech companies filing net neutrality lawsuit

Six technology companies including Kickstarter, Foursquare and Etsy have launched a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in an effort to preserve network neutrality rules.

Charter appeals court loss, still claims it can’t be punished for slow speeds

Charter Communications is appealing a court ruling that said the ISP must face a lawsuit alleging the company falsely promised fast Internet speeds that Charter knew it could not deliver.

Ohio V. American Express: Do Monopoly Platforms Deserve Special Treatment Under Antitrust?

[Commentary] The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pivotal antitrust case involving American Express (“AmEx”).

Supreme Court to hear Microsoft case: A question of law and borders

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could have far-reaching implications for law enforcement access to digital data and for US companies that store customer emails in servers overseas. What began as a challenge by tech giant Microsoft to

Judge Will Decide Two Media Merger Cases in One

When US District Court Judge Richard Leon hears the U.S. government’s lawsuit to stop the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, he will be deciding not just one media deal but two.