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Posted On Oct - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Michael Hoven Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Settlement Rejected by Court District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California rejected a $20 million settlement of a class-action suit against Facebook over its “Sponsored Stories” feature, reports Wired. In his order, Judge Seeborg questioned the fairness of the proposed settlement, under which Facebook would pay $10 million in attorney’s fees and $10 million to charity, to class members, especially given the size of the award to plaintiffs’ attorneys and the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Sixth Circuit Approves Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phone Location By Michael Hoven – Edited by Andrew Crocker United States v. Skinner, No. 09-6497 (6th Cir. Aug. 14, 2012) Slip opinion The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a jury’s conviction of Melvin Skinner on two counts related to drug trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, rejecting Skinner’s argument on appeal that the district court had wrongly denied his motion to suppress evidence on the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 17 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Written By: Yana Welinder Edited By: Molly Jennings Editorial Policy When Judge Robert Bork was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987, a reporter politely asked his local video store assistant for a Xerox copy of handwritten entries of Judge Bork’s 146 prior rentals. Having convinced the editor of the Washington City Paper that this was perfectly legal, the reporter then published these records under the heading “The BORK Tapes.” The issue featured a suggestive cartoon of Judge Bork ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Illinois Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Provide Social Networking Passwords By Andrew Crocker – Edited by Michael Hoven H.B. 3782, 97th Gen. Assemb. (Ill. 2012) Bill On August 1, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed H.B. 3782, which amends Illinois’ Right to Privacy in the Workplace law to prohibit employers from “request[ing] or requir[ing] any employee or prospective employee to provide any password or other related account information in order to gain access to the employee’s or prospective employee’s account ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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