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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
In this issue:
- SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 13 New and Revised C&DIs
- CFTC Issues Final Trade Execution Rules
- CFTC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disruptive Trade Practices
- New York...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 2013 WL 1222646 (U.S. Mar. 27, 2013) that, in order to obtain class certification, plaintiffs carry the burden of establishing not only that they have proof...more
Over the past two weeks, the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly underscored the importance of having common questions that are susceptible to common answers in cases where plaintiffs are seeking class certification....more
In Comcast v. Behrend, a class action case involving how much Comcast charged cable TV subscribers, the United States Supreme Court held that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce...more
In a very pro-employer/business opinion crafted by Justice Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected class certification for 2 million Comcast subscribers in an antitrust class action in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 516 U.S. ___...more
As many readers of this blog know by now, last week the Supreme Court issued yet another anti-class certification decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (“Comcast”). While the full scope and meaning of the Court’s holding is...more
Individualized Proof of Damages Can Block Class Certification Under Rule 23(b)(3) -
The United States Supreme Court in Comcast v. Behrend continued its trend of disfavoring class certification of cases involving...more
Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court answered a looming class certification question left open by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011): whether a putative class action...more
Today the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a pivotal decision, holding that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce admissible evidence to show that the case is susceptible to awarding...more
In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of injunctive relief in state and federal courts in response to employees who have misappropriated confidential information and trade secrets, who have solicited clients...more
Our reports on the November term oral arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court begin with Griggsville Perry Community Unit School District No. 4 v. Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.
Griggsville-Perry arose from...more
Long time readers of this blog know that you can't designate a case limited to a covenant not to compete to the Business Court. That's the Lifecare case, from 2008, in which Judge Tennille said "every suit based upon a...more
Trade secrets are aspects of your company that, if discovered/used by a competitor, could significantly impact your bottom line or your ability to compete in the marketplace. Recently, a federal court in Colorado held that...more
Executive Summary: On March 22, 2012, a Michigan federal district court granted summary judgment on some, but not all, antitrust claims alleged in a nurse wage-fixing lawsuit against five Detroit-area hospitals....more
In this issue: Top Action Items Under the America Invents Act; E-mail Smoking Guns; and Stopping Trade Secret Misappropriation at the Border: The International Trade Commission Provides A New Shield to Protect Against...more
At a hearing yesterday in San Jose, California, a federal district court judge indicated from the bench that antitrust claims alleging an "over-arching conspiracy" to fix and suppress employee compensation through...more
In This Issue:
2 PR Firm Settles With FTC for Posting Positive Reviews for Clients’ Products on iTunes
2 Facebook Launches Location- Based “Facebook Places” Functionality
3 Account-Holders May Quash Subpoenas...more
On August 17, 2010, the Ninth Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Steven Reinhardt, issued a potentially significant decision on the intersection between antitrust and labor law. California v. Safeway, Inc., No. 08-55671. The...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*New FTC Endorsement Rules Impact Employers and Social Media
*Federal Appellate Court Cuts Back Employer's Affirmative Defense
Please see full alert below for more information....more
In Pacesetter, Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District found that a non-competition clause contained in Biosense Webster, Inc.’s (“Biosense”) Employee Secrecy,...more
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