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Adam Young worked for an architecture firm, Nortex Foundation Designs Inc. in Fort Worth Texas as a drafter. He was hired in 2001 and designed foundation plans based on copyrighted architectural designs that Nortex provided...more
Effective July 1, 2013, Virginia employers will be prohibited from releasing or communicating any personal identifying information of any current or former employee to a third party unless required by a court order, by a...more
In America, internal investigations into suspicions and allegations of employee misconduct follow an increasingly well-defined approach. But exporting US investigatory best practices raises unexpected...more
After last year's important Ninth Circuit decision from U.S. v. Nosal, I discussed my take on the ongoing debate within our federal courts over how to interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - and in particular, whether...more
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when employees access computer systems. The decision...more
In Belmont v. MB Investment Partners, Inc., No. 12-1580, 2013 WL 646344 (3d Cir. Feb. 22, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a mere failure by corporate directors to oversee enforcement...more
When an employee talks to in-house or outside counsel for the purpose of obtaining legal advice for the company, that communication will be privileged and can be protected from disclosure. Likewise, when in-house counsel is...more
Sometimes we can learn valuable employment law lessons from even the non-employment law court decisions.
What happens if the boardroom meeting to discuss your company’s trade secrets ends up as pillow talk between an...more
The solicitation of employees by competitors is a frequent problem for companies in Germany. Many companies actively pursue a so-called “war for talents” and sometimes unlawful means are used for the purpose of soliciting...more
On December 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the marital privilege does not protect information included in emails exchanged via a spouse’s employer-owned computer and network. United States v....more
Society of Solicitor Advocates announce launch of Instruct+ App...more
Introduction - The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) criminalizes unauthorized access to a private computer system and allows for individuals suffering harm from such conduct to bring private civil actions for relief....more
The U.S. government challenged Arizona's S.B. 1070, enacted in April 2010, which imposed state penalties on undocumented immigrants on the basis that it was preempted by federal law. On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court...more
With a jury acquiting Roger Clemens on perjury charges last month, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at a post I did way back in January 2008 where he initially suggested he would take a lie detector test....more
In a 5-3 decision authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court struck down most of the main provisions of an Arizona law targeting illegal immigration. The law, known as the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe...more
In This Bulletin:
- Supreme Court Allows Generic Manufacturers to Challenge Overbroad Use Codes.…1
- Patent Reform: The Public Speaks …. 3
- Quick Updates ….5
- Criminal Liability for Cloud Storage Service...more
In This Issue:
- Employers Need Only Provide (Not Ensure) Meal And Rest Breaks Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. 4th 1004 (2012)
- Employees Did Not Violate Federal Statute By Misappropriating...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seemingly stripped federal prosecutors of the use of two statutes used to combat the theft of intellectual property, critical technologies and other...more
The Sixth Circuit has held that a group of transportation workers have a property right in their entitlement to workers' compensation benefits under Michigan law, and that the denial of their workers' compensation claims may...more
In a 9-2 reversal of an earlier appellate decision by a 3-judge panel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued an en banc ruling in U.S. v. Nosal, holding that the prohibition in the federal Computer Fraud and...more
On March 22, 2012, Patton Boggs LLP posted a client alert (available here) on the antihacking Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), discussing that different federal courts were split on whether the CFAA imposes liability on...more
A new federal court ruling creates an avenue for employees to rely on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) to pursue retaliation claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
RICO was originally...more
Private or government investigations usually start with a request for records. In more egregious situations, the FBI or other state or federal agency could show up and take records pursuant to a search warrant.
Implementing policies prohibiting race and sexual harassment in the work environment is not enough. Too many employers I come across in my work as a lawyer do not have any form of investigation policy attached to their...more
If state or federal authorities knocked on your door tomorrow, would you know how to prepare for, weather, and respond to a criminal investigation of your business? Today's increasingly regulated environment and the...more
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