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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


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


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


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


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


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


Pennsylvania federal court dismisses employee’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim based upon employer’s alleged improprer access of LinkedIn account: no cognizable damages
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

Ownership of company social media accounts has recently become a hot topic in the legal industry, and with its decision in Eagle v. Morgan this past week, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has added fuel to the fire


"Black Swan" is ugly duckling for employers: unpaid interns in the spotlight after summary judgment in film production case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

Advocates for interns seeking wage payments under federal and NY law received some welcome news this week with the decision in Glatt v. Fox


Massachusetts court rules that Facebook posting of new job does not violate non-competition covenant
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2012

A hair salon’s motion for entry of a preliminary injunction against a stylist was denied even though she had signed non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements with the salon, and immediately after leaving her prior employment she was employed by a nearby competitor, a fact noted on her Facebook page. Invidia LLC v Difonzo, Case No. MICV20123798H (Middlesex Mass. County Super. Court, Oct. 22, 2012