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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
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Civil Sexual Assault Episode 3: Challenges Facing Survivors Seeking Redress Through the Civil Courts
The Keys to Assessing Sexual Abuse Claims - Civil Sexual Assault Episode 2
Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
On 13 September, the Government opened its consultation on proposed changes to costs protection in defamation and privacy cases. These proposals reflect the suggestion by Lord Justice Leveson that the qualified one-way costs...more
The Florida Supreme Court has accepted review of the Third District’s decision in Ampuero-Martinez v. Cedars Healthcare Group, 88 So. 3d 190 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000), (Case Nos. SC11-2208 and SC11-2336), which will decide when the...more
How can a website operator lose the broad immunity for liability associated with user-generated content conferred by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)?
Section 230 has been consistently interpreted by...more
Along with Google, no entity is more ubiquitous on the internet these days than Facebook. Expectedly, the social networking giant, which was recently valued at over 100 billion dollars, has found itself involved in a surfeit...more
On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit restored a group of financial institutions’ negligence claim against a payment processor in Lone Star Nat. Bank v. Heartland Payment Systems, No. 12-20648, 2013...more
Does the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2721-2725, allow lawyers to mine databases maintained by state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) for the purpose of gathering plaintiffs for an emerging lawsuit? Is an...more
A California appellate court expanded the basis for a public disclosure of private facts claim in Ignat v. Yum! Brands, Inc....more
In a decision surprising only because it has taken so long, on March 18, 2013, the California Court of Appeal in Ignat v. Yum! Brands, Inc., No. G046343 held that the privacy-based tort of public disclosure of private facts...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
We previously reported on Sargon Enterprises v. Univ. of Southern California (November 26, 2012) in which the California Supreme Court made clear that expert testimony regarding lost profits may not succeed if it is too...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term conclude with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association. ...more
In Lawlor v. North American Corporation of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court formally recognized “intrusion upon seclusion,” a form of invasion of privacy, as a valid claim under state common law. ...more
In this car accident case, the plaintiff sought defendant’s medical records for the past 10 years based on the belief that the defendant’s medical problems caused the car accident. The trial court ordered the defendant to...more
It's not often that you see a trial end in verdicts for both plaintiff and defendant, with both sides receiving awards of not only compensatory but punitive damages against the other. The Illinois Supreme Court heard such a...more
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Second Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ copyright claims, holding that defendants’ Percy Jackson book series was not substantially similar to...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
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 Enforceability of “Best Endeavours” Clauses: Clauses requiring parties to use ‘best’ or ‘reasonable’ endeavours are common place in commercial contracts. They make sense to parties at the time of contracting, where...more
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
Presented by Michael Kaiser of the Kaiser Legal Group at the Seattle Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did)." The CLE was held at the Washington State...more
With hundreds of millions of users worldwide, the social media revolution has arrived. Generally, social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn allow their members to share information to enable interpersonal...more
The Oregon Supreme Court last week affirmed the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against Providence Health & Services-Oregon arising out of the theft of patient data on backup media that were stolen from an...more
In a significant decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal, (Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32), the Court of Appeal recognized for the first time in the province of Ontario, a distinct right of action for invasion of personal...more
An(occasionally funny)a digest of recent developments in the law which Neil Guthrie, National Director of Research at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, thinks you will find interesting or relevant – or both....more
Another Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered an MVA plaintiff to preserve, print, and produce to the defendant her Facebook photographs....more