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Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts

Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites. Social...more

Alberta Court Of Appeal Reverses The Burden Of Proof For Employee Theft

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently considered and clarified the nature of the relationship between employers and the employees they entrust with handling funds. As a result of the decision in 581257 Alberta Ltd. v Aujla,...more

Business Torts In Virginia

In late January, the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting in Richmond, handed down an opinion that provided a succinct analysis of the pleading standards applicable to several Virginia...more

Hallmark Recoups Former Executive’s Severance Pay Seven Years after Separation Agreement

Seven years after entering into a separation agreement with one of its executives, Hallmark Cards, Inc. brought suit against the former employee, seeking a “full refund” of the $735,000 severance it paid her....more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2012: Texas Federal Court Finds for Managing Agent of Cedent Against Reinsurer

Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. U.S. Auto Ins. Servs., Inc., No. 3:10-CV-2307-B, 2012 WL 3777408 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 30, 2012). A Texas federal court granted an underwriting agent’s motion for summary judgment in part in a...more

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