Are Contact Lists Still Trade Secrets in the Age of Social Networking Sites?

By Robert G. Abrams, Gregory L. Baker, Alan M. Grimaldi, and Mark Andrew Klapow, Partners, Howrey LLP Last week, a United States District Judge in New York approved the report and recommendation of a Magistrate Judge holding that a headhunter’s contact lists were not protectable trade secrets...

NLRB Frowns on Dooced (Facebook Firings): Facebook Comments May Be Protected Concerted Activity

Some of you may recall the story of Heather Armstrong, the first person to get "dooced" (fired for blogging about her employer). The word "dooce" originated from Ms. Anderson's personal blog. According to a recent Wikipedia search on Ms. Armstrong, in 2002 she " ignited a...