John L. Litchfield

John L. Litchfield

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Caught Snooping on Privacy Rights: Illinois Supreme Court Invalidates State Eavesdropping Law

Late last month, the Illinois Supreme Court essentially gutted the state’s long-standing eavesdropping law, placing the state into an unprecedented “no-mans-land” for the recording of private conversations. In two separate...more

4/9/2014 - Audio Recording Eavesdropping Invasion of Privacy Right to Privacy Surveillance

The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Windsor (DOMA) on Individuals and Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, issued two weeks ago, held that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. This decision will affect individuals, employers, and...more

7/18/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Employers Won’t Do Jail Time for Snooping Around on Employees’ Cell Phones, But They May End Up Paying for It

Do you ever have that feeling that the cell phone conspicuously pointed in your direction is actually taking your picture? Or, do you worry that a gossipy employee is spreading nasty rumors about you via text messages?...more

12/26/2012 - Cell Phones Stored Communications Act Texting

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