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Another victory for service providers 9th Circuit finds arbitration provision enforceable in privacy class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

Federal courts continue to rely on a 2011 US Supreme Court ruling to uphold arbitration clauses and associated class action waivers in online terms

Enforceability of online agreements
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2011

On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required).

Dead again? Use of computer fraud and abuse act by employers to combat employee data theft limited by Ninth Circuit's latest ruling
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that U.S. v. Nosal be reheard en banc by all of the Appeals Court judges and that the “three-judge panel opinion in U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011) shall not be cited as precedent by or to any court of the Ninth Circuit.”

Supreme Court inaction a win for software companies
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • October 5 2011

The Supreme Court has validated the ability of software developers to prevent customers from owning the copy of software they acquire.

Enforceability of a website's terms of use
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Canada
  • September 27 2011

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently handed down a decision on litigation between one of the country’s largest real estate companies, Century 21, and Rogers Communications Inc., the owner of the Zoocasa website which promotes property listings across Canada.

Supreme Court holds class-arbitration waiver enforceable
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2011

On April 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court released its ruling in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, No. 09-893.

Update your company's computer usage policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2010

In a recent ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court has added to the ongoing debate as to whether employees may have reasonable expectations of privacy in personal emails when a company's policies are vague.

Facebook’s claim of ownership of posted content does not destroy CDA immunity
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2009

The New York Supreme Court recently granted Facebook, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a pending defamation action because the court concluded that Facebook was immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) as an interactive computer service.