A California state court recently permitted the defamation and libel claims of Lan Lee, a former employee of NetLogic Microsystems, to move forward against Yunchun Li, the wife of the employee’s former business partner.
Li told the FBI and the … Read More
Do you worry about strangers, competitors or foreign governments looking at personal and business information on your smartphone in the event that device is lost or stolen? If so, you are not alone. To alleviate some of that concern, we … Read More
On February 27, 2014, Fredrikson kicked off its new “Practical Perspectives” seminar series. As the Chair of our Trade Secrets and Non-Competes Groups, I was fortunate to moderate the panel discussion with some of our trade secret litigators, as well … Read More
As you may recall, we recently posted about the potential business impact of the relatively new app Confide (Confide – a New App Touted for “Off-the-Record” Business Discussions – Good or Bad for Business?). We promised we would … Read More
Companies are increasingly being pressured to defend their data protection programs and make trade secret protection a top priority. This pressure arises from many sources, including, reports of corporate espionage by foreign governments, employees’ increased use of smart phones, tablets … Read More
We are always pleased to present posts from our colleagues in Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment & Labor group. This week, we are happy to re-post our colleague Krista Hatcher’s article relating to an employer’s inquiry into an applicant’s criminal history … Read More
In the past, we have discussed defamation claims against individuals arising from their own online reviews and posts. (See Should Healthcare Professionals Sue to Protect Their Online Reputations?) The case we discuss today adds a new twist. In … Read More
Can a Facebook post count as a sexual harassment complaint to an employer?
The Tenth Circuit recently said no in Debord v. Mercy Health Sys. Of Kan., Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23733 (10th. Cir. Nov. 26, 2013). The … Read More
In our November 8, 2013, post No Hall Pass for School Officials in School Texting Scandal, we discussed the impact of inappropriate and possibly illegal employee activity on company-owned electronic devices for both employees and organizations. Now, we turn … Read More