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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
The CFPB has issued a final rule that establishes procedures for the public to obtain information from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and in legal...more
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an opinion Dec. 17, 2012, that seems to answer definitively a question that has weighed on the minds of California merchants for the...more
Recent court decisions related to employees’ online postings have centered on whether disciplinary decisions regarding those postings may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA protects certain employee...more
Martin v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, et al., No. 12 C 5147, 2012 WL 5048854 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 18, 2012)
Plaintiff entered into a wireless contract with Defendant, which he later canceled. Plaintiff sent...more
In Chesbro v. Best Buy Stores, LP, No. 11-35784, 2012 WL 4902839 (9th Cir. Oct. 17, 2012), the Ninth Circuit reversed the Western District of Washington’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Best Buy Stores, LP ("Best Buy")...more
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal from a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal declaring the application of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act to certain union activities during a strike...more
The California Supreme Court has unanimously voted to accept review in the matter of Valdez v. W.C.A.B. (Warehouse Demo Services) in order to address the following issue: Does Labor Code § 4616.6 exclude from evidence reports...more
When a public records request is received, it is often difficult to know what you must supply and, if you feel you should deny the request, what steps you should take to ensure you are in compliance with the law. Defending...more
A perennial issue in Canadian privacy law is what to do about the USA Patriot Act. Just when we think we have things reasonably sorted out, the issues pop up again in a new context. This time it is cloud computing.
On May 24, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit supported Illinois educational institutions’ long-held position that the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits...more
Florida has expansive public records disclosure laws, which emanate from the Florida Constitution. Art. I, § 24, FLA. CONST., Ch. 119, Fla. Stat. It is doctrinal in Florida that virtually any document delivered to a state...more
?Employers are increasingly asking (or requiring) applicants or employees to provide their Facebook password or other social media account log-in credentials so the employer can review non-publicly available content for...more
In This Issue:
First Law Passed Banning Request for Personal Passwords and NLRB Poster -- Delayed Again
Excerpt from First Law Passed Banning Request for Personal Passwords
Maryland has become the first state...more
The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether an employer must have “reasonable cause” to conduct random alcohol testing on unionized employees, or whether an inherently dangerous workplace is sufficient to justify random...more
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on April 17, 2012 that a private employee working for a governmental body is entitled to the same qualified immunity as full-time public employees. Filarsky v....more
EPIC Urges Federal Court To Hold FTC Accountable for Failure to Enforce Google Consent Order
In a reply brief filed today in Washington, DC, EPIC said that the Federal Trade Commission's failure to enforce the...more
Relators and their counsel are being held accountable for the misuse of qui tam defendants’ confidential and privileged documents in connection with lawsuits alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). As a January 12,...more
This calendar year has produced an alarming trend in employment litigation to which employers should pay particular attention – a boom in the number of class action lawsuits filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)...more
Recent Developments in Employment and Labour Law - McMillanLLP December 2011 Newsletter...more
A FSCO arbitrator has ordered a claimant to produce to the insurer all photographs with her image posted to her Facebook profile (including any limited-access or private portion of her profile) for the period May 5, 2008 to...more
In a decision dated September 23, 2011, the Court of Appeal of Caen suspended the implementation of a whistleblowing system that had been previously authorized by the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) because, in the...more
Government demands for Twitter records of Birgitta Jonsdottir
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union represent Birgitta Jonsdottir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament, in...more
In this issue: Online Safe Harbor Immunity Extends to Forwarded Email Messages; NLRB’s “Facebook Firing” Case Settles; The More Things Change: Regulated Financial Firms in the Age of Social Media; Facebook Modifies Its...more
Rarely does a single news story raise as many compelling legal quandaries as does the recent disclosures of confidential government information by WikiLeaks.
Besides raising numerous questions with no clear answers —such...more
The United States Attorneys' Manual is designed as a quick and ready reference for United States Attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys, and Department attorneys responsible for the prosecution of violations of federal...more
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