What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that, for the first time in New Jersey, expressly adopted the "common interest doctrine." The July 21, 2014, opinion provided confidentiality protections for...more
A recent federal court decision underscores the importance of ADA compliance and medical confidentiality.
In this case, an employer could end up being liable because an employee posted confidential medical information...more
1 Arbitration Agreements:
1.1 What, if any, are the legal requirements of an arbitration agreement under the laws of Bermuda?
Other than requiring that it must be in writing, Bermuda’s...more
In OneBeacon America Ins. Co. v. Urban Outfitters Inc., 2014 WL 2011494 (E.D.Pa. 2014), the Eastern District of Pennsylvania analyzed the application of “personal and advertising injury” coverage to alleged violations of...more
One of the most important factors to consider when taking a case is whether the cost of litigating is likely to outweigh the gain. Even if the potential clients are willing to pay your fee, you may better serve them by saying...more
One of the great myths of the legal profession is that the attorney- client privilege promises absolute confidentiality, to ensure clients’ full disclosure to their counsel. However, as most lawyers know too well, clients...more
The Oregon Supreme Court holds that law firms can avail themselves of attorney-client privilege for in-house communications to the same extent as all other entities with in-house counsel. This is so even if the party...more
The world may be getting smaller, but the number of ways various countries approach confidentiality is growing. A mosaic of disparate regulations should give any auditor or accountant pause when providing services for clients...more
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently ruled in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc., that employers cannot enforce noncompete agreements entered into after the employee has already commenced employment, unless the...more
In OCR’s April 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, OCR referenced a covered institution’s obligations in the face of knowledge of sexual harassment/misconduct and a victim’s request for confidentiality and/or that the institution not...more
In this guide Harneys considers the scope of the Cayman Islands’ Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law and the sanctions that apply to contraventions of it.
The Cayman Islands government considers the...more
Parties to a mediation have a wide latitude to contractually shape the extent of confidentiality that applies, and even may exclude exceptions to settlement privilege, the Supreme Court of Canada recently held in Union...more
I read a great blog by Tricia Meyer of Meyer Law, on how crucial it is to prepare your business for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement. Surely you’ve heard about this; I even heard a story about BYOD on NPR a few...more
Life is filled with consequences. As our parents told us (and we repeated to our own children), “Your decisions have consequences.”
I am a bit reluctant to start a blog series on internal investigations with a...more
A lot of people are available to tell you how to best utilize social media, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms to promote your brand, to promote yourself or even just the best way to share pictures of your cats. ...more
In this employment termination case, plaintiff Snay (a school principal), and Defendant, Gulliver (the school), settled and agreed to keep the settlement confidential. Four days after the parties signed the settlement...more
Despite the industry maxim “where there’s a hit, there’s a writ” and the numerous plagiarism allegations made in the TV business, it is well known in the copyright world that the English courts have refused to recognise a...more
The Ninth Circuit recently issued a divided and unpublished opinion in Young v. Hilton Worldwide Inc. et al, which plaintiffs may attempt to use in class action lawsuits against call centers for violations of the California...more
When does a confidentiality provision in a settlement agreement mean what it says? What if you tell your children about your confidential settlement and they post about it on Facebook? Well, here is what just might happen...more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES & ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ -
Relation-Back: amended complaint naming third-party defendant as defendant relates back to filing of third-party complaint where (a) third-party complaint...more
A recent opinion from a federal district court in Massachusetts provides plan sponsors and fiduciaries with a reminder that plan service providers should be excused from meetings where their attendance is not needed to assist...more
On January 21, 2014, Mozaffar Khazaee, a naturalized American who maintained dual citizenship with his native Iran, was indicted in Connecticut on two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries with...more
On November 26, 2013, the Assembly introduced a bill (A4498) to prohibit confidentiality in any agreement to settle a claim or action in which a public entity or public employee (in his or her capacity as a public employee)...more
In two recent opinions, the Delaware Court of Chancery clarified the parameters and application of certain aspects of the attorney-client privilege under Delaware law. On November 15, 2013, the court decided Great Hill Equity...more
As you consider the tasks you did not quite finish in 2013 and look ahead to 2014, we recommend including on your to-do list a review of your company’s practices and procedures for protecting its valuable, proprietary...more
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