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PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more
The trend around the nation is for judges to ban the use of laptops, I-Phones, Blackberries and other electronic devices whether used by reporters or the public to report on the trial. This Order allows their use in the 13th...more
Table of Contents:
*I. U.S. Supreme Court
- A. Trademarks
*II. U.S. Courts of Appeal
- A. Patents
- B. Copyrights
- C. Copyrights/Criminal
- D. Trademarks
- E. Trademarks/Unfair...more
In October 2012 Paul Ceglia of New York was arrested on charges he forged documents in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Mr. Ceglia had brought a much publicized lawsuit...more
Last month, we summarized the N.Y. Supreme Court case, Fawcett v. Altieri, which involved the production of electronically stored social media content. What the post did not address, however, was the simple two prong analysis...more
2012 was a busy year for Canadian competition litigation, as numerous cases were heard or decided. The Supreme Court of Canada heard three class proceedings cases involving the Competition Act and the Competition Tribunal had...more
This quarterly bulletin provides an overview of newly applicable legal provisions, recent case law and more generally the recent news in international litigation viewed from France....more
Can’t lawyers and judges just be “friends?” Apparently not, so ruled Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal last week in Domville v. State, No. 4D12-556 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012). The Fourth District’s decision is seemingly the...more
How private are your posts on Facebook and your tweets on Twitter? If you think the answer depends only on how you configure your privacy or security settings for your accounts, you might be in for a rude awakening – at least...more
People are constantly getting fired or sued for stupid things they say on Twitter. Last year, Aflac (which does 75% of its business in Japan) fired Gilbert Godfrey after he tweeted some insensitive jokes about the tsunami...more
Starting July 1st 2012 Illinois jurors will be allowed to submit written questions for witnesses on the stand in civil trials. More than half the states, and all federal circuit courts, allow this practice; this rule,...more
Data obtained from social networking websites continues to become more essential to developing a parties’ case. Production of that data, however, has become more burdensome for the companies developing the technology. For...more
Originally published in the Mississippi Bar Litigation Section Newsletter - May 2012.
A United States congressman, confronted with his own sexual exhibitionism, surrenders his office. A popular entertainer, frustrated...more
On October 13, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied defendant’s renewed motion for summary judgment in Negrete v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of North America (No. CV 05-6838) and...more
Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, filed a lengthy complaint on March 7, 2011, against mobile marketing entities that have conducted short code marketing campaigns on its network. The complaint alleges...more
The increasingly prominent role that the Internet plays in American society has created both challenges and opportunities in the judicial system. On one hand, the integrity of jury trials may be threatened when jurors use the...more
This case is brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of lawyers and others working with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the chilling effect on their ability to defend their clients due to the...more
Here’s the situation: a witness is heavily involved in social media such that she will “friend” anyone that asks. Some have wondered whether an attorney or her assistant could use their real identity and gain access to, for...more
Legal Aspects of software piracy this is an article appeared in Dataquest September Magazine...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Reading, Writing, and Export Control: Lessons Learned from Professor Roth — Page 2
- Conducting Discovery in the United States for Cases Pending Abroad — Page 4
- The Evolution of the FCPA’s ‘Knowledge’...more
n Jewel v. NSA, EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications...more
In Jewel v. NSA, EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records....more
This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more
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