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Terrorism, Fraud, and the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic

With a back story sparked by the tragedy of 9/11 and that at times reads like a novel teeming with alleged government cover-up, fraud and employee persecution, EPA has agreed to a March 31, 2016, deadline for deciding whether...more

Wearable Tech in the Workplace, Version 2.0

Wearable technology or wearable tech is the latest craze in personal electronics. The phrase encompasses anything electronic that is worn by a user. It took center stage at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and since then,...more

The Fraudulent Joinder Doctrine...It’s Not Just For Fraud Or Joinder

In Weidman v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al., No. 13-2007 (4th Cir., January 8, 2015), the Fourth Circuit confirmed that the “fraudulent joinder” doctrine requires neither an allegation of fraud nor a situation involving a...more

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Scandal Serves as a Warning to Employers About Computer Security

In recent days, the scandal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. went from an embarrassing tabloid scandal to a possible terrorist threat. The breach also has impacted thousands of current and former employees....more

Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Jury Verdict For Pharmacist’s Wrongful Use Of Patient Information

A recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana reinforces the peril faced by health care employers when employees authorized to access confidential information do so for improper purposes. In Walgreen Co. v. Hinchy, the...more

Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use

An Illinois Appellate Court recently held that an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that it was negligent in failing to investigate death threats that its employee had emailed to his family from...more

New York Court Of Appeal Rules: Laboratory Suable For False Positive Test Results

Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals ruled in a 4-3 decision that a man may bring a negligence claim against a drug testing company for a false positive drug test. At the time of the disputed test results, Eric...more

Who Owns a LinkedIn Account? An Update to Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc.

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

A Multidisciplinary Approach To Trade Secret Protection in the Digital Age

Law and Business Between James Bond’s brand of espionage and the emotional reaction when someone trained and trusted leaves and goes to work in competition lie most fact situations that give rise to trade secret...more

Computer Fraud & Abuse Act: Eleventh Circuit Finds Employer’s Policy Defines Limits of Employee's Authorized Access

Time and time again, this blog has outlined the ongoing debate in the courts over whether the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (“CFAA”) applies in the context of departing employees. Namely, federal courts differ over...more

Court Refuses to Dismiss Tort and Defamation Claims Against Authors and Publisher of Book About Cryonics Organization

On October 29, 2010, Justice James A. Yates refused to dismiss tort and defamation claims, among other claims, against the authors and the publisher of a book about Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Inc. (“Alcor”). Alcor Life...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 1, Issue 4 - October 2010

In This Issue: 2 Facebook Sued for Unauthorized Use of Minors’ Names and Likenesses; 2 YouTube Faces Damages and Injunction in Germany for Infringing User Uploads; 3 California Criminalizes Malicious Online Impersonation; 3...more

The New 9 to 5: Work in the iPhone Age

Ever-increasing connectivity has blurred the distinction between personal time and company time. Electronic communication has become routine at work and at home. For some it is now required. Employment and tort law have not...more

Discovering Unburied Treasure on Social Networking Web Sites

Article discusses discoverability of information posted on social networking web sites, including Facebook and MySpace, and analyzes how discovery disputes and potential admissibility at trial of this information may be...more

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