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You Can't "Rummage At Will" Through Employee Facebook Accounts

Well, at least that's what a federal court recently told a defendant-employer in this ruling . In Tompkins v. Detroit Metropolitan Airport , the plaintiff suffered a slip-and-fall and later claimed back and other injuries. She sued her employer, who subsequently demanded that Tompkins provide...

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...

Court Finds Duty to Preserve Personal Emails of Employees

The modern workplace presents a cornucopia of problems thanks to technology. As much as employers may want to restrict employees from surfing the Internet or checking Facebook during working time, it’s nearly impossible. After all, employees can just use their personal cellphones to get online...