The intersection of social media and the law has proven to be an interesting one. With Twitter being forced to hand over content posted on a protester’s account, a car salesmen losing his job over Facebook posts, and the NLRB invalidating social media policies left and right, it’s literally one case after another. We can add yet another to the list, as the District Court for the District of Pennsylvania prepares today to hear Eagle v. Edcomm, a battle over the ownership of a LinkedIn account.
Although some fans of the NFL may think it happened too late to save their team’s season, the membership of the NFL Referees Association is back at work after the National Football League and the union of its officials reached an agreement settling a three month labor dispute.
There has been a lot of discussion lately over whether or not our nations HUGE banking and financial institutions should be broken up. Current and former Wall Street insiders, scholars, regulators and a host of others have all offered their opinion – and over the past few months the tide seems to have been shifting in favor of breaking up the big banks.
In addition to indemnification, corporate directors and officers also may have the right under applicable law and corporate by-laws to have their costs of defense advanced before the ultimate right to indemnification has been determined.
One of the points I’ve made several times on this blog is that, for all the times liberal or progressive judges are accused of “judicial activism,” many “conservative” judges (usually members of the misleadingly-named The Federalist Society) are more than happy to ignore their own claimed principles of judicial restraint when it serves their purposes.
I am a perfectionist. If you meet me, it is not apparent because I have a relaxed demeanor—particularly if I am wearing a tie-dye and my favorite pair of Birkenstocks (I just got a new stash of Birkis in Hamburg that I hope will last me a lifetime and in very cool designs and colors).
Like many people, Robert Becker, a salesperson at Karl Knauz Motors’ BMW dealership in Chicago, had his own Facebook page.
In 1998, the class action plaintiffs’ firm Milberg Weiss filed sued Computer Associates for violating the federal securities laws by lying about its revenues in order to increase its stock price. In a perfectly unremarkable development, it was appointed co-lead counsel of the consolidated class.
Today’s hearing in the packed theater in Grosetto regarding the Costa Concordia disaster adjourned. It was a curious day.
Sen. Arlen Specter Dies: Opposed Cloture, Ending Viability of EFCA; Sought Alternative Reform of NLRA
Former Senator Arlen Specter passed away on Sunday. Per the Washington Post: