RICHMOND — Virgina Attorney General Mark Herring is applauding the recent Tribune Media Company announcement that it will discontinue pursuing a merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
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CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an effort to stop the proposed merger of the Tribune Media Company and Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc., which she alleges will limit consumer choice and diversity.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced April 10 that Sprint and Mobilitie will settle two separate but related cases regarding wireless structures that were allegedly built without proper tower registration and environmental or historic impact reviews.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Dec. 11 that they intend to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to coordinate different efforts to protect consumers online after the Restoring Internet Freedom order.
D.C. joins 35-state coalition opposing cable industry group petition to stop Internet laws enforcement
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 20 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 state attorneys general opposing a petition by cable and telecom industry groups to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced June 15 that a federal appeals court struck down federal limits on the price for inmate calling services.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A group of attorneys has warned that the "next wave" of class action lawsuits has been bringing into question the businesses’ responsibility when it comes to customers opting out of text message programs.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Broadcasters can add a new regulation to follow when airing political advertisements.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Telephone Consumer Protection Act now covers text message senders. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau is clarifying the limitations on auto-dialed text messages, more commonly known as “robotexts.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Communications Commission recently announced plans to fine Network Services Solutions and its chief executive officer $21,691,499 for alleged violations involving the Universal Service Fund Rural Health Care Program (RHC).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — With ever-changing technologies, companies are constantly looking for new ways to reach consumers but are also interested in protecting themselves from lawsuits.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A federal court in California has ruled that a flu shot reminder call from a retail pharmacy did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – one of the first rulings of its kind since health care organizations were included in its safe harbor exemptions in 2015.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A decade-old Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule and a 2014 change to that rule will be revisited to determine exactly which type of advertising faxes require an opt-out message under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has announced its Enforcement Bureau has settled for $450,000 with AT&T, resolving allegations that AT&T operated fixed wireless stations without authorization or without filing required license modification notices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Comcast will pay a $2.3 million fine after allegations surfaced that it wrongfully charged cable TV customers for services and equipment that the consumers never authorized.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Though a Michigan man received at least one unsolicited text message from a mobile app, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has absolved Life360's developer from alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in response to his lawsuit, has issued an order that will save the state millions of dollars by partially relieving state and local agencies from federal regulations that Pruitt believes are unlawful.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) has announced a settlement with AT&T Services to resolve allegations the company “crammed” unauthorized third-party charges on consumers’ wireless telephone bills.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has made a declaration exempting itself from lawsuits brought through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law at the center of numerous class actions filed every week against businesses.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — TP-Link will settle for $200,000 after allegations certain Wi-Fi routers sold by the company were not in full compliance with rules pertaining to power levels, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced.