Balough Law Offices, LLC

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Contact: Richard Balough

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Source of 'Leak' to Reporter Not Relevant to Murder Trial

How and from whom a reporter obtained information, including police and toxicology reports, is not relevant to a murder trial, so it was error for the trial court to require that the sources be disclosed, an Illinois Appellate…more

Employers Must Allow Email Use for Organizational Activities

In a reversal of previous practice, employees may use their employer’s email system for labor organizing, the National Labor Relations Board ruled. The new case involved the right of employees to “communicate with one another…more

No Replay for High School Quarterfinal Football Game

There’s no replay—instant or several weeks later—in Oklahoma high school football, an Oklahoma district court judge ruled. The judge was asked to order the replay of the last 1:04 of a quarterfinal playoff game or order a…more

FTC Exposes Certification Flaws with TRUSTe Seals

TRUSTe, Inc.’s online certifications are not always trustworthy according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC found, and TRUSTe agreed, that the company misled consumers in two respects. First, TRUSTe failed to…more

Americans Don't Believe They Control Their Personal Information

Americans overwhelmingly have no confidence that they have control over their personal information, regardless of whether the information is collected by the government or corporations, a new Pew Research Center report found…more

Sirius Can't Enforce Arbitration Agreement Against Vehicle Owner

A satellite radio provider cannot force arbitration of a dispute over unsolicited telephone calls because a buyer of a new vehicle cannot be expected to understand that purchasing a new vehicle would bind him to the radio…more

FTC Hits Patent Troll and Its law Firm for Deceptive Practices

A patent troll company, its sole owner, and its law firm agreed that they engaged in deceptive practices according to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after they sent out to thousands of small businesses…more

WWE May Seize Goods from Unnamed Counterfeiters at its Events

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) may seize unauthorized merchandise sold around its live events without giving to the court in advance the names of those making the illicit sales. Whether the seizures may actually be…more

Faculty Member’s Criticism of Community College Is Protected Speech

The president of a community college’s adjunct faculty union, who was fired after she sent a letter critical of the college, stated a cause of action for retaliatory discharge, the Seventh Circuit found. Robin Meade sent a…more

AT&T Mobility's Data Throttling Is Deceptive Practice, FTC Claims

AT&T Mobility throttled the data for millions of its customers who signed up for “unlimited” data plans even though the customers were told their use would not be limited, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a…more

Courts Must Look to Each Infringement for Copyright Statute of Limitations

Determining whether a copyright cause of action falls within the three-year statute of limitations requires looking to see if any infringement occurred during the three years prior to the filing date of the case, the Seventh…more

Failure to Take Steps to Protect Trade Secrets Fatal to Breach Claim

A company that designed an enclosure for electronic tablets cannot sue a manufacturer with whom it shared the design pursuant to a confidentiality agreement because the disclosing company failed to take reasonable measures to…more

Parents May Be Liable for Son's Fake Facebook Page

The parents of a 13-year-old may be liable for negligence by failing to compel their son to remove a fake Facebook page that remained online for nearly a year, when the Facebook page contained libelous, racist, and sexual…more

Company Says President Obama's MyRA Infringes on its Trademark

A company that markets self-direct individual retirement accounts has filed an unfair competition and trademark infringement action against the United States over the use of the term “myRA” for the starter savings account…more

No Privacy Expectation or Defamation for TV Reporter For Poolside Video

A television reporter videotaped in her halter top at the pool of a person of interest in a notorious missing person case cannot sue a rival station for defamation, invasion of privacy, or the loss of her job, an Illinois…more
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