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Court Issues Decision in Eagle v. Morgan: Employee Owns LinkedIn Account But Fails To Recover Any Damages Against Former Employer

Posted in Social Media, Trade Secrets

By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan

The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. We’ve previously blogged about the the case of Eagle v. Morgan, Case No. 11-4303, E.D.Pa.. The case went to trial in November 2012, and the court has recently issued its trial order, finding that even though the plaintiff …

2012 National Year in Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases/Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Compete, and Computer Fraud Law

Posted in Computer Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Data Theft, Espionage, Legislation, Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

In Seyfarth’s first installment of its 2013 Trade Secrets Webinar series, Seyfarth attorneys Michael Wexler, Robert Milligan, and Joshua Salinas will review noteworthy cases and other legal developments from across the nation this past year in the areas of trade secrets and data theft, non-compete enforceability, computer fraud, and company owned social media accounts and social media policies, as well …

Hacking Into Personal E-Mail Account Not a Violation of the Stored Communications Act According to South Carolina Supreme Court

Posted in Computer Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Data Theft, Practice & Procedure

On October 10, 2012, the Supreme Court of South Carolina found in Jennings v. Jennings, et al., that a defendant who allegedly hacked into a plaintiff’s personal e-mail account to retrieve messages that were already read by the plaintiff was not liable under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2701.

The Defendant allegedly hacked into plaintiff’s Yahoo! …