Perhaps proving the adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime, the Sixth Circuit yesterday affirmed the conviction for obstruction of justice of an individual who hacked Sarah Palin’s e-mail account when she was running for Vice-President. United States v. Kernell In 2008, a college student hacked Governor Palin’s e-mail account and posted details on how he accomplished the feat on the internet.
Last summer we reported that an employer may under California law use GPS devices to track employer owned or leased vehicles. We recently revisited this issue in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in United States v. Jones. Although Jones does address the use of GPS devices to track vehicles, the holding will not likely impact an employer’s ability to place Global Positioning System (GPS) devices on its own vehicles to track employee movement.
$1.2 billion; it sure is a lot to lose. Ok, I could see $20 maybe $50; you leave it in your pants pocket (only to find it with some glee a few days later) or you might go to Vegas for the weekend and lose some money, more than youwish to admit. But over a billion, missing? That’s no easy trick.
This Republican primary season has provided lots of fodder for political blogs, but it has also provided a few gems relating to — what else — trademark issues. Now, U.S. copyright law is in the spotlight of the Republican campaign. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is considering whether to pull a television ad that is comprised wholly of a 30 second clip from a January 21, 1997 episode of NBC’s “Nightly News”
Regular readers may have noticed a decline in the frequency of our updates around the end of the year. That’s because, in addition to the usual holiday and year-end craziness, my wife and I welcomed a new baby on the day after Christmas. As I get back into the swing of work and blogging, I thought this might be a perfect time to review the federal requirements regarding break time for nursing mothers.
Via Eric B. Mayer’s Twitter feed, I saw that a few days ago the Wall Street Journal’s blog for working parents, The Juggle, posted on a hot legal issue these days, “Should Pregnancy Be Treated as a Disability?”
After the dust has settled on the trial I have a few thoughts on what business owners and employers should always consider when considering the pros/cons of going to trial. Hopefully these are things that you already knew but better to discuss now than later. So, off we go
In its latest failed bank lawsuit, the FDIC, in its capacity as receiver of the failed County Bank of Merced, California, has filed a complaint against five former officer of the bank. The FDIC’s complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on January 27, 2012, just short of three years from the date of the bank’s closure.
In ‘Come on China, Buy Our Stuff,’ the usually excellent Adam Davidson, in this week’s New York Times Magazine, chooses to let China’s currency manipulation do the heavy lifting to explain why the Chinese don’t buy our stuff. If only answer were so simple. This post is the first of a series that will try to dig a little deeper and root out wrongheadedness displayed by the China bashers and the China apologists.