What’s Our Privacy Worth? According to the Verizon/Yahoo Deal, About 23 Cents.

By | Information Bytes | February 21, 2017
What’s Our Privacy Worth?  According to the Verizon/Yahoo Deal, About 23 Cents. News reports today indicate that Verizon is pushing ahead with its purchase of Yahoo’s core internet business, despite Yahoo’s massive data breaches.  Yahoo suffered a breach of 500 million user accounts in 2014, on the heels of a one billion account compromise in 2013 (names, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions), reputedly the largest data breach in history. View Full Post
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Rumor and Drama at Retailer Creates Jury Question

Rumor and Drama at Retailer Creates Jury Question In January, a New York federal district court denied a retailer’s bid to dismiss a former regional manager’s lawsuit alleging that workplace rumors spread by three female co-workers that she showed her breasts to the company’s CEO by wearing a revealing blouse without a bra and that her subsequent termination shortly after she complained about the gossip constituted hostile work environment sex discrimination and retaliatory discharge. View Full Post
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What is the “single Publication Rule,” and Why Should You Care?

By | Internet On Trial | February 21, 2017
What is the “single Publication Rule,” and Why Should You Care? It’s fair to say, thus, that defamation has one of the strictest statute of limitations of all, since the majority of states require that defamation claims be filed in court within one year, which begins to run from the time the allegedly defamatory statement is “published.” This applies to both forms of defamation — libel, which is written, and slander, which is spoken; for slander, publication occurs when the allegedly defamatory statement is communicated to a third person. View Full Post
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An Oppression How-to: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control

By | New York Business Divorce | February 20, 2017
An Oppression How-to: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control An earlier post on this blog, examining a post-trial decision in Matter of Digeser v Flach, 2015 NY Slip Op 51609(U) [Sup Ct Albany County Nov. 5, 2015], described the minority shareholder’s dissolution claim under Section 1104-a of the Business Corporation Law as a “classic case of minority shareholder oppression.” The Albany-based Appellate Division, Third Department, recently agreed with that assessment in affirming the lower court’s order finding sufficient grounds for dissolution. View Full Post
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A Mishmash of News As California Gets Even Wetter.

A Mishmash of News As California Gets Even Wetter. It feels like Monday morning’s installment should start with a rousing round of “rain, rain, go away, come again another day, Californians want to play!”  With even more storms set to hit Northern and Southern California, the rain totals continue to rise and Mother Nature once again shows her awesome power.   View Full Post
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