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Pennsylvania Law on Ownership of LinkedIn Accounts - COTW #136
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Philip Miles

The latest Case of the Week is the resolution of a case I've covered previously . The case is Eagle v. Morgan (memorandum with findings of fact and conclusions of law here) from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, applying Pennsylvania... Read More

E.D. Pa. Rules on Ownership of LinkedIn Account in Eagle v. Morgan
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Ownership of employees' social-media accounts was my pick for "hottest topic facing employers in the next 12 months" when I spoke to the Labor & Employment Section of the Delaware Bar Association back in April. A decision issued by the... Read More

Who Owns the LinkedIn Account You Maintain for an Employee?
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Eric Meyer

Yesterday , we looked at a recent federal-court decision to determine whether LinkedIn connections are considered trade secrets. Let's run down the facts one more time... The case is Eagle v. Morgan . You can find a copy of Ms. Eagle's complaint... Read More

What is main reason to limit access to social media profiles in hiring? EEO information, of course.
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Jon Hyman

In Neiman v. Grange Mutual Casualty Co. (C.D. Ill. 4/26/12) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], the plaintiff claimed that he was not hired for a position because of his age. The employer argued that it could not have considered the... Read More