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Supreme Court to hear argument in employee “sexting” case
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On Monday, April 19, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in City of Ontario v. Quon, a case addressing the right of a public employer to review employee text messages on a pager purchased by the public employer for employee business use


Supreme Court to address employee privacy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the Ninth Circuit’s 2008 decision on employee privacy in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co


Supreme Court to review text message privacy case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2009

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding employees' constitutional privacy rights with respect to text messages sent from an employer-paid mobile or pager device


Supreme Court sets oral argument in Quon v. Arch Wireless for April 19, 2010
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral argument for April 19, 2010, to review the Ninth Circuit’s 2008 decision on employee privacy in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co


Upcoming cases in the United States Supreme Court’s 2010 term: Volume II
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

The Supreme Court's 2010-2011 term began in October, and it is expected to conclude by the end of April


Supreme Court recognizes right of public employers to search electronic communications
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

On June 17, 2010 the US Supreme Court unanimously held that a public employer's search of an employee's text messages was reasonable and did not violate the employee's constitutional rights


There's no sense waiting to see what the U.S. Supreme Court has to say about GPS tracking
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

That appears to be the opinion of Magistrate Judge David Noce in United States v. Robinson, No. 4:11-cr-00361 (D. Mo. Dec. 27, 2011), who ruled that GPS tracking of a public official suspected of having a no-show municipal job did not require a warrant


Metadata associated with email and documents on employee’s personal computer are deemed records to be retained and produced
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington recently found that the metadata embedded in a document maintained by a public office is, itself, a public record required to be disclosed under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA


Unearthing competitive intelligence through Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2011

Competitors can learn of your trade secrets in any one of a number of ways, perhaps the most common of which is the sticky fingers of departing and disloyal employees


Second Circuit reverses convictions in data-theft prosecution and narrowly interprets federal criminal statutes with important intellectual property implications
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2012

In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow