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Cannabis Conundrum


July 17, 2019

Final smart meter request lawsuit against MuckRock dropped


October 21, 2016

Focal Supports the South Asian Bar Association of Washington

Focal PLLC

October 1, 2016

Update: EFF Fights to End Court Case Against MuckRock

Electronic Frontier Foundation

September 20, 2016

Court: Yelp Not Liable for Negative Rating ‘Stars’ on Site

ABC News

September 12, 2016

EFF to Court: Government Must Inform People That It’s Accessing Their Emails, Personal Data

Electronic Frontier Foundation

September 2, 2016

WA Supreme Court: Lakewood’s Ban on Panhandling Violates Free Speech Rights

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State

July 22, 2016

Airbnb Just Sued San Francisco. Does the City Have a Leg to Stand On?


June 28, 2016

It’ll Be Very Hard for Terrorism Victim’s Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter

Ars Technica

June 17, 2016

Court Dumps Hastily-Granted Restraining Order, Says MuckRock Can Publish Smart Meter Documents


June 6, 2016

Victory: Court Ends Prior Restraint Against MuckRock

Electronic Frontier Foundation

June 3, 2016

Why Hollywood Should Pay Attention to Biometric Privacy

THR Esq.

May 19, 2016

Focal is Proud to Sponsor Rainier Scholars

Focal PLLC

April 20, 2016

Balasubramani, Offline

SuperLawyers Magazine

July 15, 2015

Facebook’s video plan? Grow like hell, deal with copyright later


July 10, 2015

Turn Asks Judge to Send “Supercookie” Lawsuit to Arbitration


May 20, 2015

Photog who got $1.2M copyright verdict against AFP won’t get legal fees

Ars Technica

March 27, 2015

Hulu Lawyers Go for Knockout in Privacy Suit

The Recorder

February 20, 2015

Google Ruling Won’t End Video Privacy Class Actions


January 23, 2015

Will A ‘Cast Of Thousands’ Become A ‘Cast Of Thousands…Of Plaintiffs’?


December 15, 2014

Modeling Website Didn’t Warn Users Rapists Were Preying On Them


September 18, 2014

Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flops

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

July 12, 2014

Safari Users Draw On Cell-Phone Ruling In Battle With Google, WPP And Vibrant Media

Media Post

July 9, 2014

Federal Court Sides With Taco Bell Over Text Messaging

Online Media Daily

July 3, 2014

Disclosing Unique User IDs in URLs Doesn’t Violate ECPA – In re Zynga/Facebook


May 28, 2014

comScore Agrees To Settle Class-Action By Panelists


May 7, 2014

Judge Says Hulu Might Have Violated Video Privacy Law


April 29, 2014

EFF Supports CafePress Safe Harbor Claim

Electronic Frontier Foundation

April 15, 2014

James Dean Twitter Account Sparks Lawsuit By Licensing Company

Online Media Daily

February 10, 2014

The Road to DMCA Takedown Liability – CrossFit v. Alvies

Intellectual Property Brief

February 8, 2014

Website’s snarky use of exec’s photo leads to infringement suit against Google

ABA Journal

January 10, 2014

Is Gmail Wiretapping? Federal Court Considers how Internet Companies can Read our Email


October 8, 2013

CAN SPAM Issues in Zoobuh V. Better Broadcasting


June 11, 2013

Typosquatting Claims Against Security Researcher Are Legally Complicated – Gioconda v. Kenzie


April 29, 2013

New York Times Editor to take 75,000 Twitter Followers out the Door with him


January 24, 2013

Media Firm says ‘Damn You’ after paying too much for Auto Correct site


January 8, 2013

Cyberlaw Predictions: Privacy Litigation in the United States

Bloomberg BNA

January 2, 2013

Instagram privacy lawsuit is nonsense say experts


December 26, 2012

Washington State Drops Defense of Unconstitutional Sex Trafficking Law

Electronic Frontier Foundation

December 6, 2012

Judge orders sex harassment plaintiffs to produce Facebook passwords

Ars Technica

November 19, 2012

Bad Calls? Buffalo Bills sued for sending excessive texts

Media Daily

November 12, 2012

9th Circuit Hears Fight for Anti-Israel Bus Ads

Courthouse News Service

October 11, 2012

Can you Blame GPS for your Wreck

Fox Business

August 7, 2012

Court Grants Injunction Against Caterina Fake’s Use Of The Name ‘Pinwheel’


June 25, 2012

Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds to FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave


June 15, 2012

One Click Away from Legal Protection

Society for Human Resource Management

June 8, 2012

Judge Rules ‘Shoulder Surfing’ Might Violate Privacy

Online Media Daily

June 4, 2012

Netflix to Revise Data Retention Practices

Online Media Daily

May 29, 2012

Parents’ Fight With Apple Over ‘Bait Apps Moves Forward

NYT Bits

April 13, 2012

Chanel Seizes Rogue Websites’ Domain Names


February 1, 2012

Mass. Court: ZIP Code is personal identification info under credit card statute but plaintiff must still allege harm

Technology Marketing & Law Blog

January 17, 2012

Domain Names Seized Without Due Process

IEEE’s “Spectrum” podcast

December 16, 2011

Embarq Wins Privacy Suit Stemming from NebuAd Tests


August 22, 2011

History Sniffing’ Lawsuit Against Interclick Partially Snuffed


August 18, 2011

Second Privacy Lawsuit Over ‘Flash Cookies’ Falls Apart

August 18, 2011

Laws on Proving Identities Online Remain Murky

San Francisco Chronicle

July 24, 2011

NJ Appellate Court Allows GPS Tracking to Catch a Cheating Spouse

The Wall Street Journal’s “Law Blog”

July 11, 2011

Google Sued Over Tracking Code In Android Apps


May 9, 2011

Twitter, Facebook, MySpace Sued For Confirming SMS Opt-Outs


May 2, 2011

Please Unsubscribe Me from this List

Rachel Kay Public Relations

April 20, 2011

FTC Fines Company For Bogus Online Reviews

March 16, 2011

A Ridiculous California Court Ruling: Zip Codes are Private

February 11, 2011

Judge: Law Prohibiting Text Message Spam Not Unconstitutional


January 3, 2011

Hey Agence France-Press, Hands Off My Blizzard TwitPics

New York Observer

December 29, 2010

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