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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
  • 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


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


Is it competing? Magazine mogul sues for declaration of rights under agreements
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2009

Jerry Powers, the founder of Miami's successful magazine, Ocean Drive, has sued the purchaser of the business and now-publisher of the magazine, Niche Media Holdings, LLC ("Niche Media") seeking a declaratory judgment that the non-compete restrictions contained in the parties' asset purchase agreement ("APA") and the employment agreement he entered into following the sale do not (a) prevent Powers from helping inner-city youth publish their own magazine (Inspire, Enrich & Empower or IE2) as part of a non-profit effort and (b) prevent Powers from working in the luxury magazine world after November 1, 2009


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


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


Live from New York it’s the Second Circuit (unpaid intern case)!
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

The Second Circuit heard arguments this morning in two cases that raise critical issues for the fate of internships in for-profit businesses: Fox


The next big SCOTUS Rule 23 ruling?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2012

The next “big one” for the U.S. Supreme Court to address under Rule 23 is in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend where the issue is whether a class may be certified without resolving whether plaintiff has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to show that the case is susceptible to awarding damages on a class-wide basis


Washington State passes social networking privacy legislation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2013

On May 21, 2013, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5211, which with certain exceptions prohibits mandatory employee


Come one come all: court upholds New Jersey’s ban on job advertisements requiring current employment
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2014

Over the past several years, several states and cities have adopted legislation designed to aid unemployed workers in securing employment, including


District court of New Jersey continues growing national trend permitting employers to view “publicly” available social media posts
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2013

Following a growing recent national trend, Judge Martini of the District Court of New Jersey issued summary judgment to Defendants Monmouth-Ocean