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Rare Massachusetts Superior Court Decision Interpreting The CFAA Takes The Narrow View Without Squarely Addressing The Broad
An employee who takes confidential documents from her employer to use in a discrimination lawsuit against that employer is not liable to them.
United States
11 Mar 2014
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CFAA And Noncompete News
Over the past two months, several interesting items of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and noncompete news have crossed my desk.
United States
6 Mar 2014
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Massachusetts Federal Court Refuses To Dismiss CFAA Claim But Permits The Defendants To Ask Again Later
Echoing a new theme in the federal district court in Massachusetts, last month Chief Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin refused to dismiss a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") claim brought against the former CEO of a company, but did so without prejudice, meaning that the defendants could ask the Court to dismiss the claim again later in the case.
United States
4 Mar 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Pass On CFAA Lawsuit; Uncertainty Remains
The U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case leaves employment lawyers in the 1st Circuit and beyond with continuing uncertainty.
United States
4 Mar 2013
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The Supreme Court Will Not Review The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (For Now)
Back in November, I wrote about how a plaintiff in a lawsuit involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) decided to appeal its case to the Supreme Court.
United States
22 Jan 2013
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The Human Factor In Noncompete Disputes: Howie Carr Is Still Upset Over 5 Years After His Lawsuit With WRKO
One of the big names on WRKO is conservative Howie Carr, who also writes a column for the Boston Herald. Carr was involved in a lawsuit with WRKO in 2007.
United States
11 Jan 2013
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Why Boston College Can't Hire Back Its Former Football Coach
Anyone who knows me well knows that I love college football.
United States
11 Dec 2012
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Bring Your Own Disaster Policy?
Law360 reports on a panel event held by the Association of Corporate Counsel on Tuesday to discuss the perils of allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes.
United States
1 Nov 2012
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"Clouds, Mobile Devices And The Workplace"
Margaret A. Keane has written an interesting article on the growing use of "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies by employers whose employees use mobile devices for work purposes.
United States
10 Oct 2012
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Suffolk Superior Court Rules Massachusetts General Hospital IP Policy Is Enforceable Against A Urologist Who Created An Invention For Voice Training On His Own Time And At His Own Expense
Often an employer will require an employee to sign an invention assignment agreement before starting to work for the employer.
United States
15 Aug 2012
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The Status Of Noncompete Reform In Massachusetts
Yesterday, I attended a panel presentation at the Boston Bar Association on the status of noncompete legislative reform in Massachusetts.
United States
1 Aug 2012
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Survey Reveals Generation Gap In Employee Attitudes Toward Confidential Information
A recent Harris Interactive survey of 2,625 adult Americans reveals some interesting attitudes towards employer confidential information.
United States
13 Jun 2012
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New Case Emphasizes That The Lack Of "Boilerplate" In A Noncompete Agreement Can Have Consequences
Many contracts, including noncompetition agreements, have what’s called "boilerplate" language, "ready-made or all-purpose language that will fit in a variety of documents."
United States
11 Jun 2012
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Noncompete Cases Sometimes Go To Trial
A plaintiff employer who files a lawsuit to enforce a noncompete often will seek a "preliminary injunction."
United States
6 Jun 2012
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Hampden Superior Court Refuses To Enforce Non-Competition Agreement Because Asset-Purchase Agreement Breached
When a plaintiff tries to enforce a non-competition agreement, sometimes the defendant will argue that the non-compete should not be enforced because the plaintiff has breached another agreement between the parties.
United States
14 May 2012
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Restricting Employees' Internet Conduct May Violate Federal Labor Law
The rise of social media websites has created a host of challenges for employers.
United States
15 Nov 2010
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