September 25, 2017

Law360 quotes Randy Miller on Sharp Corp.'s first amendment suit

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Randy Miller was quoted in Law360 on September 25, 2017, in an article discussing Venable client's, Sharp Corp., first amendment suit. A Singapore arbitrator imposed a gag order on Sharp prohibiting the company from speaking with consumers, retailers, and regulators about arbitration involving its trademark licensing deal. Last month, Sharp filed a lawsuit alleging that the gag order imposed by the arbitrator is unenforceable in the U.S. because it contravenes the free speech protections of the First Amendment.

"They prefer that we remain muzzled and the FCC be kept in the dark," Miller said. "They filed a mountain of paper arguing that that an American court doesn't have the power to stop censorship about a product Americans buy every day. In China, censorship is acceptable, but that's not the public policy of the United States," he said.

Randy Miller and Nick DePalma represent Sharp Corp.