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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
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More
Blogging for Lawyers
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Corporate Law Report: Mobile App Privacy, HR & the FCPA, Insider Trading, First Sale Doctrine, More
Filmmaker's Lawyer Asserts Privilege to Oppose NYC Subpoena
Who owns an employee's social media account when it is used to promote the employer's business? This is a hot-button topic and developing area of employment law, and a Pennsylvania federal court recently shed more light on...more
A correction officer at Rikers Island snapped a photo of a nasty wound which resulted from a random attack in the visitors’ center and shared it on Facebook with the caption of "The Things That Happens On The Island Shhh"....more
In legal circles, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting a result in the case of Eagle v. Morgan (download here) – a case out of Pennsylvania where the issue who owned a LinkedIn page and contacts (the employee vs. the employer)...more
In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more
Good news for companies that routinely record or monitor calls to or from California residents – the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 17 decision in Faulkner v. ADT Security Services, Inc. has made it harder for class...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit ruled on the issue of whether a business can be held liable under the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Cal. Penal Code § 632 (“CIPA”) for monitoring or recording its own customer service...more
A recent Fairfax County defamation case involving a consumer’s scathing postings against a contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List raises the issue as to who can be held liable for postings made by third parties.
If you believe you may have a claim for violation of your privacy rights or are a party to a court case that involves the right to privacy, you may what to give this post a read.
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.,...more
In This Issue:
*9th Circuit Rejects $10.6M Settlement in Kellogg False Claim Suit
*Court Tosses LinkedIn Suit – Again
*Actions Can Imply Consent in Publicity Rights Suits, Court Says Consumer Awareness of...more
If you thought that only famous people have a “right of publicity,” think again. Ordinary people can recover damages for someone using their name, voice, photograph or likeness for a commercial purpose. Facebook recently...more
Here’s the scenario: You’re a well-known athlete. You’ve worked hard to become the best in your game. You wake up one morning, grab your coffee, sit down at your computer and start to read the morning’s news. Much to your...more
Employers are now on full alert that employee’s online activity in the office and in the home has a direct, often beneficial/often detrimental impact, on the bottom line. And with each day’s headlines new complications and...more
In This Issue:
Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein to Serve as Faculty at Digital Gaming; & Lottery Policy Summit; Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman Invited to Speak at FDLI’s New Dietary Ingredient Regulation Event; Facebook...more
Here, are two recently reported stories highlighting the vagaries of FaceBook and other such social media outlets.
First, enter Dana Thornton. Apparently, she was not fond of her ex-boyfriend and decided to create a...more
Agenda for Today:
• Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New Platforms”
(1) Educating Your “Speakers”
(2) Entity Use of Online Social Media Platforms - Defamation, IP, Privacy, Agency
(3) Entity Online Programs and...more
In This Issue:
Congress Considers More Data Security, Breach Laws; FTC Takes Action Against Payday Lender; Controversy Over Basketball Wives; Privacy Suit Filed Over Use of ETags; NAD Weighs In on Dietary Supplement for...more
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In Maxum Indem. Co. v. Eclipse Mfg. Co., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, (N.D. Ill. June 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that...more
In this issue: “All Natural” Ice Cream Suit Can Proceed, Court Rules; For One Model, Age Is Not Just a Number – It’s a Cause of Action; $10.4M to the FTC For Work-at-Home, Government Grant Scams; and Lawmakers Introduce...more
How Can You Get Into Trouble Online?
• Cutting and pasting third party articles into blogs,
• Forwarding an email newsletter to a colleague without checking terms of...more
In this issue: Facebook Updates Promotion Rule, Expands Options for Marketers; Sweepstakes Entry Form Does Not Establish a Business Relationship for Telemarketing; Father Sues Facebook for Using Son’s Image; FTC Settles Over...more
Where others have failed, Alan Claridge did not. Recently, a Federal judge in the Northern District of California declined to dismiss Plaintiff Claridge’s claims arising from a data breach involving the social entertainment...more
In this issue: NARB: Staples Should Discontinue, Modify Use of “Like FREE” Claim; Privacy Legislation Hits Congress, Including Do-Not-Track Bill; Zip Code Is “Personal Information” Under California Law; Partridge Show Actress...more
*Brief Summary of How Organizations Are Leveraging On-line Social Media
– What is On-line Social Media
– Current Trends/Potential Benefits from Using Social Media
*Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New...more
Many a “sick” employee, job seeker or college applicant has discovered that what happens on Facebook or Twitter often doesn’t stay on Facebook or Twitter. Now parties to lawsuits are finding the same thing.
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
In Telecommunications Network Design and Paradise Distributing, Inc. v. Brethren Mut. Ins. Co., ___ A.2d ___, 2010 WL 3294319 (Pa. Super. Aug. 23, 2010), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...more
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