Social Media Rant by Employer Results in Retaliation Claim Added to Pending Litigation

Social Media Rant by Employer Results in Retaliation Claim Added to Pending Litigation

The recent termination of an employee (Adria Richards) after she tweeted her displeasure at off-color jokes told by certain fellow attendees at an industry conference she attended on behalf of her employer has resulted in a lot of good discussion (see here and here for examples) about the increasing intertwining of social media and employment legal issues.

Allegedly Abused Prisoner Wins Unanimous Supreme Court Tort Case (Was It All Justice Alito’s Doing?)

Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Millbrook v. United States that 28 U.S.C. § 2680(h) — the statute that permits lawsuits against “investigative or law enforcement officers of the United States Government” for claims arising “out of assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, abuse of process, or malicious prosecution” — means just what it says, reversing nearly thirty years of law in the Third Circuit.

Credit Crisis Residue: Economic Problems and Litigation Both Grind On

By | The D & O Diary | March 28, 2013
Credit Crisis Residue: Economic Problems and Litigation Both Grind On

As the most dramatic evens from the financial crisis recede into the past, there is an urge to consign the downturn to the pages of history, but the banking crisis in Cyprus earlier this week, along with persistent unemployment in this country and elsewhere, show that, as much as we would all like to turn the page, the credit crisis still is not yet in the past.