Keeping Private Public Records Private: Slater v. Arizona Board of Regents

When college or university faculty members are accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the institution is tasked with assessing and investigating the allegations and responding appropriately. The goals may seem straightforward: address the situation, help remedy the effects, and … Continue reading

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Data Breach Standing Developments in the Sixth Circuit: Galaria et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Horror stories of what victims of identity theft go through routinely make headlines as large-scale data breaches have gained more attention. Victims may find their financial accounts unexpectedly frozen. They may have credit lines, even mortgages, opened in their names. … Continue reading

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Attias v. Carefirst August 10, 2016, Memorandum Opinion

This recent court decision adds to an increasing body of law that makes it harder for data breach victims to win against the companies from whom their data was stolen. According to the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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Is It a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password? Case Brief: U.S. v. Nosal

“Is it a crime to share your Netflix password?”   If you’ve logged into any social media sites in the past few days, you might have seen headlines like this suggesting it is a criminal act to share a password … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Hassell v. Bird

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal for the State of California decided an important issue involving popular consumer review website Yelp.com. It found that Yelp could be ordered to take down certain defamatory statements a Yelp user posted to … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Galper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

A recent decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals brings hope and options to victims of identity theft. There are many stories of identity theft nightmares and the unfortunate reality is many victims of identity theft never discover who … Continue reading

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Zueger v. Goss, 2014 COA 61

  I. CASE CITATION Zueger v. Goss, 2014 COA 61. II. FACTS The Defendant, Lou Lou Goss, was a widow and personal representative of the estate of a renowned Native American artist Earl Biss. The Plaintiffs were Paul J. Zueger, … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc. (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014).

  Case Citation Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12922, 2014 WL 3307834 (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014). Facts Plaintiffs sued after Defendants aired a television segment featuring clips of Plaintiffs’ two-day … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Giduck v. Niblett, 2014 COA 86

  Case Cititation Giduck v. Niblett, 2014 COA 86, 2014 Colo. App. LEXIS 1088, 2014 WL 2986670 (Colo. App. 2014). Facts Plaintiffs are Colorado residents. Based on Internet postings by Defendants, Plaintiffs sued Defendants for defamation, trespass, assault, invasion of … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Larue v. Brown, 693 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 18 (App. Div. I, August 19, 2014)

  Case Citation Larue v. Brown, 693 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 18 (App. Div. I, August 19, 2014). Facts Plaintiff Mindi Larue and Defendant David Brown had two children from their prior marriage to each other. Plaintiff Mindi Larue married Plaintiff … Continue reading

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