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Integration is a term loosely used by legal technology companies. So you might ask, what is integration and why does it matter? Let's start with defining what integration means. According to http://dictionary.refrence.com integration is the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole...

Tweets And Status Updates Meet The Courtroom: How Social Media Continues To Be A Challenge For E-Discovery In 2011

By Nadine R. Weiskopf According to a survey from Arbitron Inc. released in April 2011, the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking websites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population-double the level from three years ago (24 percent...

Immigration officer forwards racially charged email to Muslim-American lawyer

"Shahid Haque-Hausrath sat down at his computer on the morning of Sept. 28 and, as he does at the start of most work days, began reading his email. In his inbox that morning was an email from the state's top U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement official...

ICE Officer In Montana Relieved Of Duties

"A top Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official who sent an Islamophobic email to a Helena immigration attorney has been relieved of his supervisory duties, according to lawyers involved in the case. Earlier this month, Bruce Norum, the supervisory detention and deportation officer...

E-mail E-Discovery - Can I Have Attachments With That Order?

By Dennis Kiker Abu Dhabi Comm. Bank v. Morgan Stanley , 2011 WL 3738979 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2011) presents an interesting, but, I would have thought, pretty simple question: When a party produces e-mail, must it also produce non-privileged attachments? In a well-researched and thorough recommendation...

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Pressing “Send” Might Be an Accidental Step in Assigning Your Copyright: 11th Circuit Deems Email a Valid Assignment of Plaintiff’s Music Copyright

Warning! Always consider your emails before you send them - what they truly are. If you see them as non-substantive notes on electric paper, bound only by the monitor and without the consequences of tangible print, big mistake! It's best to remember that the four-corners of your inbox can be...

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Thousands of you were on the free daily email list from the old BIBDE site. We've tried to move each and every one of you onto the new email platform for the new Immigration Law Community page. If you are new to the site, or if you are a faithful reader who is not receiving your daily dose of email...

California EAMS: Winning the Race to the Medical Unit

[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ] Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides in part as follows: (a) If a document is...

California EAMS: Winning the Race to the Medical Unit

[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ] Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides in part as follows: (a) If a document is served...

DOL Expands E-Mail Notification Program for H-2A, H-2B Stakeholders

From DOL : March 26, 2012. H-2A Email Notification Program Expanded The Chicago National Processing Center has announced that it will be expanding its E-Mail Notification Program to all H-2A stakeholders who elect to participate in the program. In addition, all H-2A employers who elect to...

Business as Usual for ICE in Montana After Racist E-Mail Incident

Montana ICE supervisor Bruce Norum was suspended after he forwarded a "racially-charged, Islamophobic email to [immigration attorney] Shahid Haque-Hausrath, of Helena." Now he's back on the job, with no apology and no explanation from ICE. "Norum, as the most senior ICE official in...

Workplace Email: The Devil Made Me Do It

People manage email in different ways. Some of us use our Inbox as a task list, filing everything that does not need attention. Others use their Inbox as a storage site for any email that they may ever want to refer to again. You can imagine which group is better liked by IT departments across the globe...

Free Download: How To Recapture The Discovery Fees Your Law Firm Used To Earn

Increasing Revenue and Reducing Overhead in the Era of Electronic Discovery By Kristin Branson E-discovery has grown from an atypical procedure required in special cases in the late 90s to one enveloping almost every litigation matter. It adds significant costs to almost every case. Without the...

You Can Leave the Light On . . . But Be Sure to Log Out

You can, according to Joe Cocker, leave a light on. But, if you want a second opinion, I'd suggest that you be sure you log out before you leave the computer room. The case of discussion in today's post, Marcus v. Rogers , was brought by a group of New Jersey public-school teachers. The District...

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Why I May Have to Eat My Emoticons

Most of the time, HR and employment law are serious topics. But, sometimes, they can be seriously funny. Today, I read something that qualified for the latter description. It strikes me as so funny that I just have to share it with you, dear readers. Regular readers may recall a post I wrote a while...

Do Employees Have Any Privacy Rights in Personal Emails Sent from Corporate Accounts?

Earlier this week, a story broke reporting that Harvard University surreptitiously viewed the work emails of 16 residential deans as part of its investigation into a cheating scandal. Your level of outrage at Harvard's investigation will depend entirely on the degree to which you believe employees...

Delaware Chancery Court Finds No Privilege for Email Sent from Work Account

Does an employee who communicates with his lawyer from a company email account waive the attorney-client privilege with respect to those communications? The answer is not terribly well settled—not in Delaware and not in most jurisdictions. But a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery...

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Contractors Beware: Email Is Not Private

Authored by attorney Patrick Genzler Electronic mail has become the de facto principal means of communication for most businesses today. And, in most businesses, email is widely used by many employees to perform company business. However, the ease with which we can communicate and transmit documents...

Private E-Mail and Public Officials: What's a Public Document?

By Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., and Kenneth M. Jarin The "Bridgegate" scandal in New Jersey involving an investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures has included many instances of Governor Chris Christie's top officials utilizing their own Gmail, Yahoo, or other...

The People's Business Cannot Be Redacted: The Wisconsin Court of Appeals Directs a State Legislator to Release Withheld Email Information

In a potentially far-reaching decision, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on April 9, 2014, put individuals, corporations, and others on notice that when they email a public official, their identities and email addresses are likely to be discoverable upon request. The case, The John K. MacIver Institute...

The Fourth Amendment Prohibits Carte Blanche Review of Email Accounts by the Government

Those office employees who have rolled the dice and sent emails clearly not suitable for work would be glad to know that their email accounts are protected from government intrusion by the Fourth Amendment [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. United States v. Warshak , 631 F.3d 266...