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Are Facebook And MySpace Messages Subject To Discovery?
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by Doug Cornelius

In the recent case of Crispin v. Audigier , a California judge ruled that Facebook and MySpace messages that aren't publicly available are protected information under the Stored Communications Act, and therefore can't be subpoenaed for use in... Read More

Free Download: GreenbergTraurig Alert: ZIPing Towards Litigation — Has The California Supreme Court’s Newest Decision Opened The Floodgates?
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion on February 10 holding that ZIP codes are "personal identification information" for purposes of the state's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, and therefore may not be recorded by... Read More

New Information Law Firm Redgrave LLP Opens
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Redgrave LLP announced its formation in August as a law firm serving clients in the areas collectively known as "information law." The firm focuses exclusively on providing legal services relating to the management of information... Read More

Greenberg Traurig Expands IP Practice With Addition Of Charan Brahma, Heidi Salow
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Charanjit "Charan" Brahma and Heidi Salow have joined the Intellectual Property Practice as shareholders in its Washington, D.C., area offices. Brahma... Read More

Class Action: Internet Search Engine Spokeo Publishes False Info About Millions Of Americans
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - A class action lawsuit filed July 20 alleges that publishes false and misleading personal information about millions of people without appropriate notice or consent ( Thomas Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. , No. 2:10cv5306, C.D. Calif... Read More

Former Porn Stars File Class Action Lawsuit Against Clinic Over Health Disclosures
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - Two former actresses in the adult film industry have filed a lawsuit against Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM), a Los Angeles area HIV testing clinic funded by and serving the adult film industry, alleging privacy breaches... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Federal Court Ruling In Pa. Narrows Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Robert R. Baron, Jr., David S. Fryman, Corinne Militello, and Philip N. Yannella A Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge has tossed an employer’s claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), holding that the CFAA does not extend to... Read More

DLA Piper: California’s Privacy Statute Regulates California Companies, But Not Against Out-Of-State Plaintiffs: A Recent Decision, 2 Takeaways
Posted on 20 May 2014 by DLA Piper

By Perrie Michael Weiner , Anahit Tagvoryan and Esteban Morales Throughout 2013 and into the new year, the plaintiffs’ bar has continued to file a steady stream of privacy-related class action claims. With statutes such as California’s... Read More

Michigan State University Must Disclose To ESPN Names Of Student Athletes In Incident Reports
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ESPN submitted a request under FOIA asking Michigan State University to provide incident reports involving a list of 300 student-athletes. The University produced the records, but redacted the names and identifying information of the suspects, victims... Read More

Split U.S. Supreme Court Rules Attorneys May Not Use DMV Info To Solicit Clients
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Soliciting clients for a class action lawsuit is not a permissible attorney action covered by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act's litigation exception, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17 ( Edward F. Maracich... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 7th Circuit Green Lights Data Breach Class Action Against Neiman Marcus
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Phillip N. Yannella, Daniel JT McKenna and Suzanne O. Lufadeju An increase in data breach class actions could be the result of a recent decision of the Seventh Circuit holding that allegations of future harm stemming from a data... Read More

Pennsylvania School District Barred From Continuing To Use Webcams
Posted on 15 May 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania federal judge on May 14 barred a suburban Philadelphia school district from continuing to remotely activate webcams on laptops issued to students ( Blake J. Robbins, et al. v. Lower Merion School District... Read More

U.S. High Court Upholds NASA Employee Background Questionnaire
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) A mandatory questionnaire for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) employees is not only reasonable in light of the federal government's interests but subject to substantial protections against disclosure... Read More