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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...

Facebook Files Demurrer to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on Apparent Endorsement by Minors’ “Likes”-Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

A recent class action on behalf of California minors takes aim at Facebook for its practices regarding the use of Facebook members’ names, likenesses, and preferences. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Facebook encourages its users to communicate “likes” of goods and services...

To Discipline or Not To Discipline

How Far May School Officials Go In Punishing Off-Campus Student or Faculty Misconduct? By Marc H. Zitomer, Esq. and Leslie A. Saint, Esq., Schenck, Price Smith & King Last summer, the topic of disciplining students for what they do when they’re not in school was in the news. ...