On July 3, 2012, Reed Hastings, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, Inc., used his personal Facebook page to distribute information regarding Netflix’s online streaming viewership.
Amidst the ugly so-called “spring” weather we’ve been having here in Minnesota, I was watching The Discovery Channel the other night and saw a promo for this new show.
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers.
As Judge Posner remarked, “only a lunatic or a fanatic sues for $30,” Carnegie v. Household Int’l, Inc., 376 F.3d 656 (7th Cir. 2004), and that’s because it costs money to seek civil justice. For all the complaints by corporate defendants about the “rising costs of litigation,” those costs are just as frequently — perhaps more frequently — borne by plaintiffs.
Do you remember, or if you are younger, have you ever heard Barbara Mandrell’s song: I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool? I found a video clip from a 1981 concert. (I have to confess, I was surprised that the concert was 32 years ago.)
The United States Supreme Court has released its opinion in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, No. 11-1285 (USSC April 16, 2013), a case that raised the issue of whether “equitable doctrines and defenses,” such as the “common fund” doctrine and the “made whole” doctrine applied to subrogation interests governed by the Employees Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).
Law firms are fragile organizations that are held together by the will of the Partners to keep showing up for work each day.
Today was another weird day in the world of cruise law. Sitting in my office I watched CNN coverage of the bombing in Boston on my big screen TV’s most of the day while also following the travel industry’s internet coverage of the unveiling of images of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas
A March 23, 2013 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey serves as a cautionary tale for litigants. As a result of some arguably poor decisions by the plaintiff and likely miscommunication between the parties regarding access to the plaintiff’s Facebook account, the Court sanctioned the plaintiff for causing his account to be deleted.