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Does a Company Waive the Attorney-Client Privilege When it Forwards Emails to Other Company Employees, Employees of a Subsidiary, or Former Employees?

USA - March 29 2017 When dealing with communications protected by the attorney-client privilege, companies face an added challenge that does not apply to most individuals

There is No Standing to Sue for Technical Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

USA - August 30 2017 In Dreher v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., 856 F.3d 337 (4th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked

When is a Facebook Friend a "Friend" Versus an "Acquaintance"?

USA - September 9 2017 In Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein, P.A. v. United Services Automobile Association, No. 3D17-1421, 2017 WL 3611661 (Fla, Dist. Ct. App. Aug. 23

Circuit Split Over Standing in Data Breach Litigation Continues

USA - October 23 2017 With cyberattacks on the rise, so is data breach litigation initiated by plaintiffs who claim that they have been harmed by the exposure of their

Court Finds LinkedIn Posts Likely Violated Non-Solicitation Provisions of Employment Agreement

USA - September 20 2017 Many court decisions have found that communications on social media did not constitute improper solicitations, but the United States District Court

Circuit Split Over Standing in Data Breach Litigation Continues

USA - October 23 2017 With cyberattacks on the rise, so is data breach litigation initiated by plaintiffs who claim that they have been harmed by the exposure of their

Surgical Errors: Being Informed on Informed Consent

USA - October 4 2017 Before surgery, a doctor has a duty to completely inform the patient about the proposed procedure and the risks that are associated with it. “Informed

Risk of Identity Theft from Cyberattack Constitutes Sufficient Injury to Sustain Lawsuit

USA - September 28 2017 With cyberattacks seemingly happening with greater frequency, the risk of identity theft for many individuals has grown significantly. However, is the

Two Courts Recognize Causes of Action under State Law When an Employee is Terminated from Employment for Medicinal Use of Marijuana

USA - September 26 2017 With many states now authorizing individuals to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, companies are confronting situations where they must decide

Fourth Circuit Analyzes What Constitutes an Equivalent Position for FMLA Purposes

USA - September 22 2017 In Waag v. Sotera Def. Sols., Inc., 857 F.3d 179 (4th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled an employee who