InsideCounsel Magazine May 2013
As the e-discovery march goes on, litigants continue to wrestle with questions and disputes both familiar and novel
From The Editor
The explosion of social media is nothing new.
This issue of InsideCounsel focuses on the continuing social media discussion.
Although a recent report found that the once-steady increase in law departments adopting AFAs has plateaued, experts say such arrangements aren’t a passing trend.
Some of Google Inc.’s cars were snapping up a lot more than pictures during the company’s Street View mapping project—they collected personal data, such as emails and passwords, from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks as they drove by.
It is generally settled in Canada that when employers impose mandatory retirement policies on their employees, it amounts to age discrimination in violation of the country’s human rights code.
As summer approaches, corporations and non-profits around the country are preparing to welcome a new crop of interns.
The music and movie industries have been waging war against file-sharing for years, asserting this popular activity has produced an epidemic of online copyright infringement. The war, however, has not gone well.
Responding to e-discovery demands remains an important but budget-busting stage of litigation.
Michael Wu had what he describes as a “nomadic” upbringing.
Employers do not have an obligation to return employees to light duty assignments under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) before the employee can perform essential job functions, the 7th Circuit ruled in James v. Hyatt Regency Chicago.
When James Freeman and his former employer Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) selected an arbitrator to settle Freeman’s age discrimination claim against the company, Maureen Lally-Green topped both parties’ lists.
A recent 9th Circuit decision demonstrates the power of the landmark 2011 Supreme Court case Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes in employment class actions.
Paying It Forward
Like a tree, a successful corporate pro bono program starts small and compact, then grows, getting bigger and branching out with time.
While the large class action unpaid intern wage and hour suits against Hearst Corp. and Fox Entertainment Group are still pending or have settled, the 11th Circuit recently sided with the employer-defendants in a case raising similar issues.
A key issue for federal courts continues to be interpreting what parts of the expensive collection, processing and production of electronic data are recoverable.
With growing scrutiny on social media policies from regulators and plaintiffs, now is the time to review existing policies for potential pitfalls.
Why do litigants continue to underuse a powerful tool that could cut the often-considerable costs of privilege review?
KPMG "is hoist on its own petard" after seeking to limit the scope of its preservation obligations
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