Legal Issues

News and Articles About Legal Issues

Meet the Woman Who Is Shaping the Nation's Policy on Drones
Drones

Meet the Woman Who Is Shaping the Nation's Policy on Drones

Lisa Ellman has been quietly working to craft policy that will make it possible for commercial drones to be flown in the U.S.
Elizabeth Segran
Silk Road

Accused Silk Road Operator Convicted on U.S. Drug Charges

Ross Ulbricht was convicted on all seven counts he faced by a federal jury.
On Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Pushes for the 'Strongest Open Internet Protections Ever Proposed'
Net Neutrality

On Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Pushes for the 'Strongest Open Internet Protections Ever Proposed'

As expected, his proposed rules would ban ISPs from blocking and slowing down lawful Internet content and services.
FAA Grants More Exemptions for Commercial Use of Drones
Drones

FAA Grants More Exemptions for Commercial Use of Drones

The news comes as the industry eagerly awaits new agency rules on the remote-controlled aircraft.
Internet Fast-Lanes Would Be Banned Under Planned FCC Proposal
Net Neutrality

Internet Fast-Lanes Would Be Banned Under Planned FCC Proposal

FCC chair Tom Wheeler's expected proposal calls for regulating Internet service providers like utilities.
Tom Huddleston, Jr.
How 'Precarious' Are Jawbone's Finances?
Jawbone

How 'Precarious' Are Jawbone's Finances?

A lawsuit alleges that the company's financial condition is 'perilous and currently insufficient to pay its debts.'
Uber, Lyft Face Crucial Courtroom Test Over Driver Benefits
Contract Workers

Uber, Lyft Face Crucial Courtroom Test Over Driver Benefits

Are their drivers independent contractors or employees?
U.S. Top Court Rejects Challenge to Debit Card 'Swipe Fees' Rules
Swipe Fees

U.S. Top Court Rejects Challenge to Debit Card 'Swipe Fees' Rules

The decision deals a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high.
Chastened Uber CEO Seeks Fresh Start for Ride Services in Europe
Uber

Chastened Uber CEO Seeks Fresh Start for Ride Services in Europe

Uber's chief executive promised to create 50,000 new jobs this year across Europe in cities that are willing to reach deals to help his firm operate.
Why Whole Foods, Dollar General, and Panera Have All Been Sued Over a Tiny Hiring Technicality
Legal Issues

Why Whole Foods, Dollar General, and Panera Have All Been Sued Over a Tiny Hiring Technicality

Employers are getting tripped up by a little-known law related to background checks, and it's costing some of them serious time and money.
Claire Zillman
What the Heck Are Drones Good For, Anyway?
Drones

What the Heck Are Drones Good For, Anyway?

The tiny flying gadgets were all the rage at CES this year, but why anyone would buy one isn't always clear.
Jason Fell
Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching
Legal Issues

Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching

The settlement aims to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers.
Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy
Security

Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy

The laws are aimed at protecting Americans and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices.
FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification
Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification

Tom Wheeler's latest comments are being viewed as the strongest sign yet that he plans to sign with President Obama on strict net neutrality rules.