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Common Employment Law Mistakes for Small, Start-Up and Growing Companies
Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Class Certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Can Feds Force Companies to Disclose Political Spending?
Three Key Data Retention Questions
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
What to Expect from the Supreme Court During Obama’s Second Term
The Weekly Brief: Abu Hamza On Trial, Wells Fargo Sued, Bingham Cuts Costs
Barofsky: Govt. Complicity Provides Libor Defense
Breaking Down the NFL Concussion Class Action and the Players’ “Warrior Mentality”—Eliot Wagonheim
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
Lawyer: 20 More Law School Class Actions Coming
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LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...more
An Arizona developer has settled a lawsuit against Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas for $1.4 million. Conley Wolfswinkel had filed suit after his office was publicly...more
With data security breaches dominating the headlines and a rising number of employees taking advantage of BYOD, or bring your own device to work policies, businesses have found themselves vulnerable to targets by hackers,...more
Cybersecurity may be the SEC’s newest area for enforcement actions. While the SEC first released Disclosure Guidance concerning cybersecurity in 2011, the recent media attention surrounding significant cybersecurity breaches...more
A personal injury law firm can buy search terms using the names of a competing law firm’s partners without violating Wisconsin’s privacy laws because the use of the names is “non-visible,” an appellate court found.
In this case, a corporate successor, Central Trust Investment Company (hereafter also "Central Trust") sued the former employee (Kennedy) of its acquired company, Springfield Trust & Investment Company (hereafter also "STC"),...more
Your company has been sued – what do you need to consider to comply with data preservation requirements? How do you address litigation holds, ediscovery and data retention? Robert Brownstone, litigation attorney and chair of...more
The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act raises a slew of issues for employers that have yet to be fully explored and resolved in litigation. New Jersey employers must have an ongoing relationship with an...more
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We previously reported on Sargon Enterprises v. Univ. of Southern California (November 26, 2012) in which the California Supreme Court made clear that expert testimony regarding lost profits may not succeed if it is too...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been active in recent years pursuing companies that suffer data security breaches and arguably failed to live up to the data security standards promised in their privacy policies....more
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California legislators have been active passing several employment law bills that impact local businesses in recent months. Here’s a recap of some with brief summaries. Legal counsel should be sought for a complete...more
You’ve read the tile of this article. There it is, up above. Let me repeat:
Preventing Unfair Competition in the Absence Of A Noncompete Agreement
What I really want you to focus on is the last part. The part that reads:...more
Social media postings, messages and records are subject to discovery in lawsuits. But like other forms of discovery, there are limits.
Courts don’t like fishing expeditions and will use state and federal laws to deny...more
California takes citizen privacy rights seriously.
That’s the unmistakable message communicated by a recent announcement that the Office of the Attorney General of California is creating a Privacy Enforcement and...more
The European perspective on managing cyber risk is valuable for US companies operating internationally and also as risk management guidance when operating in the US.
Recently, an arm of the UK Government Communication...more
The CAN-SPAM act sets legal rules for commercial E-Mail and includes various provisions that apply to “any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial...more
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