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Defence & Indemnity - An Analysis of Insurance Case Law and Legislation - April 2017

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I. INSURANCE ISSUES - A. The Alberta Court of Appeal reiterated that policies cover insured perils but not pre-existing deficiencies in the property that are not caused by the peril, but only discovered as a result of...more

Legislation Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images

by Field Law on

On May 1, 2017, the Alberta legislature passed Bill 202, which created the Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act (the “Act”). The Act seeks to protect individuals from having intimate images...more

Defence & Indemnity - February 2017: II. LIABILITY ISSUES

by Field Law on

1. The Motions Judge (Dow, J.) set aside the Default Judgment awarding the Plaintiff thrown away costs of $10,000.00 and issued a publication ban on consent of all parties.   a. The Court summarized the factors to be...more

Defence & Indemnity - August 2016: II. LIABILITY ISSUES #4

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D. Canadian court recognizes new tort of public disclosure of embarrassing private facts and awards damages totaling $100,000 and issues an injunction against the Defendant. Jane Doe 464533 v. D.(N.), 2016 ONSC 541, per...more

The Potentially Dangerous Intersection of Healthcare and Social Media

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

Lately, there have been numerous reports in the media raising patient privacy concerns due to healthcare providers’ use of social media in the workplace. A few examples include...more

Pokémon Go Faces More Criticism

by King & Spalding on

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game in which players use their mobile device to catch Pokémon in the players’ real-world surroundings by utilizing the camera, GPS, and gyroscope features of the mobile...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 15, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments JUDGMENTS Western Australia 8 February 2016 - Martin V Minister for Health [2016] WADC 15 Mr Martin...more

GAME OF (STICKS &) STONES – Prior Restraint & Online Defamation

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In previous posts, we have explored several aspects of internet defamation – including suing anonymous internet and twitter users and the protections afforded to internet users and providers for re-publishing content under...more

PA Judge Nixes Employees’ Negligence Claim for Data Security Breach

Red On May 28, 2015, in the first known ruling of its kind, a trial court in Allegheny County held that Pennsylvania law does not recognize a civil cause of action against companies for failing to secure its employees’...more

Data Breach Negligence Claims Not Recognized in Pennsylvania

by Blank Rome LLP on

In an important and well-reasoned 12-page decision, Judge Wettick of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County refused to create a common law duty to protect and secure confidential information. The decision was issued in...more

UK Court Of Appeal Issues Landmark Decision In Privacy Case

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On March 27, 2015, a United Kingdom Court Of Appeal addressed two fundamental but long-unsettled issues in UK privacy law, holding that the right to privacy is an independent tort and that the showing of harm necessary to...more

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - March 2015

HOW TO USE THIS CASE SERVICE - When you receive your summaries, each page will have an alphabetical letter located in the upper right-hand corner. Each alphabetical letter corresponds to a separate subject matter...more

Privacy damages awarded to Weller family

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Associated Newspapers has been ordered to pay three of Paul Weller’s children a total of £10,000 in damages for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act. Covertly taken pictures of the...more

If my picture has been attributed to someone else’s bad conduct incorrectly, do I have a defamation claim/case?

by George Bourguignon on

If your picture has appeared in a publication and you are concerned about the message being incorrect or defamatory; or if there is some other possible defamatory publication recently made about you, you will want to read...more

Does Your CEO Own Her LinkedIn Account? One Court Says Yes, But…

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

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

Supreme Court Grants Enhanced Access to Justice for Victims of Cyberbullies

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On September 27, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in AB v Bragg Communications Inc., an important constitutional case at the intersection of defamation law and children’s rights. A.B., the...more

If the topless pictures of Kate Middleton were taken in Massachusetts, would she have had a legal claim under Massachusetts law...

by George Bourguignon on

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

Advertising Law -- August 2, 2012

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

Theft of Employee Data from Third-Party Vendor Exposes Employer and Vendor to Privacy Class Action

A recently-filed class action lawsuit asserts claims against the Winn-Dixie supermarket chain and a third-party vendor, Purchasing Power, LLC, in connection with the alleged theft of employee data provided to Purchasing Power...more

The Need to Know Versus the Right to Intrude: A Caution on Fraud Investigation

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Inevitably, properly conducted fraud investigations involve reviewing and digesting the information of the alleged fraudster. Bank records, e-mail accounts, correspondence – all of it must be obtained and examined to prove...more

LinkedIn Password Theft Results in Class Action Lawsuit

Nearly as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, the recent theft of 6.5 million LinkedIn user passwords has resulted in the filing of a class action lawsuit in a California federal court. In her complaint, a...more

Intrusion Upon Seclusion: Ontario Recognizes Tort For Invasion Of Privacy

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The Ontario Court of Appeal has released its much-anticipated decision in Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32 [Jones] which recognizes the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion,” acknowledging a right to sue when an individual’s privacy...more

Anderson v. Hannaford: Plaintiff Customers May Recover Mitigation Costs Of Data Breach

Plaintiff customers in litigation stemming from Hannaford Brothers, Co.'s 2007 data breach were handed a partial victory by the First Circuit on October 20th. The Court held that plaintiffs' claims for negligence and implied...more

FAA v. Cooper

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) In Support Of The Respondent

EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Affirm Privacy Act Remedies EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief in the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to enforce the rights granted under the Privacy Act, which regulates...more

Judge Finds Injury-in-Fact Adequately Alleged in RockYou Data Breach Action

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

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