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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...

Think Before You Write

By Ashley G. Moss , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP In the not-so-distant past, all written communications were typed on letterhead, reviewed several times for accuracy, and signed with ink. As technology has evolved, letters have been largely replaced by emails, texts, and the like, reserving their...

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Pennsylvania Court Holds Disputed Allegations In Complaint Do Not Negate Duty to Defend

In its recent decision in Navigators Ins. Co. v. Amsterdam , 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64385 (E.D. Pa. May 18, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had occasion to consider whether an insurer can rely on...

Peter S. Vogel: 7 Reasons For You To Worry About eMail eDiscovery

By Peter S. Vogel eDiscovery is the monster that ate Cleveland and email is the most significant volume of ESI in eDiscovery, and IDC “estimates that as much as 60% of this business-critical information is stored in email and other electronic messaging tools” and as result “email...

DOL H-2B RFI E-Mail Address Change - July 9, 2015

DOL, July 9, 2015 - " The H-2B RFI mailbox at the Chicago National Processing Center ( RFI.H2B.Chicago@dol.gov ) will cease to be monitored July 13, 2015, and will no longer accept messages starting September 30, 2015. All stakeholders should use TLC.Chicago@dol.gov for all communications concerning...

NVC Termination Notice Email Snafu Irks Practitioners - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, July 31, 2015 - "The National Visa Center caused a bout of confusion this week when it issued a slew of erroneous termination notices for pending visa cases, with the glitch coming roughly a month after the U.S. Department of State’s visa system experienced a significant...

E-Discovery: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

By Steven C. Bennett [1] | E-discovery, like the computer and telecommunications economy from which it derives, has come a long way. Today, more than ever, in large case and small, “e-discovery IS discovery.” Yet, despite more than 20 years of development of the commercial internet (and...

NLRB Re-Affirms That Workplace Policies Cannot Restrict Non-Work-Time Solicitations

Have you recently reviewed your company’s Electronic Communications Policy, and other policies that regulate how employees use your email and other computer systems? If not, you might want to consider putting that to-do on your short list. Late last year, in Purple Communications , the NLRB...