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Court issues decision in Eagle v. Morgan: employee owns LinkedIn account but fails to recover any damages against former employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2013

The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. We've previously blogged about the the case of Eagle v

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

Federal court rules that Twitter invites and Facebook posts do not constitute impermissible employee solicitations

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2013

On January 22, 2013, United States Magistrate Judge Steven Shreder of the Eastern District of Oklahoma issued a report and recommendation, following

Tips for protecting trade secrets in the social media age

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2014

Social media clearly has numerous uses and benefits, as hundreds of millions of users worldwide can attest. From connecting with a long lost friend

A Rose employee by any other name? Talk show interns sue for pay

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

Last month, this Blog reported on a pair of recent lawsuits filed by former unpaid interns for The Hearst Corp and Fox Searchlight Pictures claiming that they should have been paid for work they performed for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar and on production of the 2010 film “Black Swan.”

Parties in high profile sports agent dispute in California involving trade secret and non-compete issues throw off the gloves

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

The case of Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein & Associates dba Priority Sports & Entertainment, recently filed in the Central District of California, provides an interesting look at both non-compete and trade secret law, as seen through the world of a sports agent

Testing the social media waters - court requires the EEOC to produce Facebook postings

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2012

Social media has become an integral part of modern society

Former PhoneDog employee off the hook in closely watched trade secrets spat

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2012

We previously blogged about the case of PhoneDog v. Kravitz, a Northern District of California case that called into question the ownership of Twitter followers on an employee’s professional account following the employee’s departure from the company

The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not necessarily those of my employer: disclaimers and the NLRB’s continuing (and confusing) assault on employer social media policies

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2014

Companies cannot have every employee with a Twitter account spreading (mis)information about their business, products or services to hundreds or

Florida case underscores the expense and difficulty in enforcement of non-compete clauses against employees

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2008

A six-panelist jury awarded $6.9 million in punitive damages and $126,511 in compensatory damages to CBS Radio fka Infinity Radio in a dispute stemming from an action to enforce a non-compete clause against radio host Jennifer Ross, whose real name is Elena Whitby