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Secret Agent Man with Narcolepsy Lacks Disability Claim
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

Jacob Abilt (not his real name) was a covert employee for the CIA until his employment was terminated in October 2011. After his termination Abilt

A Reminder To Be Careful With Ex-Employees And Confidential Information
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

A lot of companies rely on retired and otherwise former employees for information in litigation - including product liability litigation

Is a Third Party Entitled to its E-Discovery and Attorney Costs for Responding to a Subpoena?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2016

Although e-discovery has been part of complex commercial litigation for over a decade, there have been only a few federal appellate court rulings

Non-Party Document Discovery in Arbitration: Does It Exist?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

Limited discovery (and the associated cost savings) is often touted as one of the benefits of arbitration over traditional litigation. Parties are

Think You Have Insurance Against Claims for Disclosure of Confidential Information? You May Want to Check Again
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

Are you relying on your insurance policy to cover unauthorized or unintended electronic disclosure of confidential information? If so, you may want

Franchisors beware - two recent cases highlight ways misleading or inaccurate FDD representations can open the door for franchisee suits
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

For over three decades, franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) have been an integral part of franchise sales.

Disclosure of documents: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Energia S.R.L 2011 FCA 938
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • November 1 2011

On 22 August 2011, the Federal Court handed down an interlocutory judgment in these proceedings requiring the ACCC to disclose the contents of certain documents received on a confidential basis from an immunity applicant, and to disclose the identity of a person who had provided information to the ACCC on a voluntary basis and had been granted derivative immunity.

Stored Communications Act and internet service providers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

The most significant recent opinion on privacy and the reach of the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) was issued in August, by Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm.

Environmental and workplace safety audits: creating and preserving legal privileges
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2011

Under the Obama Administration, many federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have redoubled their efforts to enforce existing laws and regulations.

Dellinger v. SAIC: it all depends on how you define the word "employee"
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

In an important decision regarding the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit agreed with Judge Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia that the clear language of the statute restricts its application to "employers" of the retaliation victim.