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
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
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
The Federal Trade Commission issued an opinion today that continues the discussion of what reasonable data security practices are and should be when it found a medical laboratory’s practices violated federal law. The case concerns a now-defunct medical testing laboratory, LabMD, … Continue reading
This past weekend, Al Jazerra published “The dark side: The secret world of sports doping,” a forty-nine-minute news story. Relying on unsworn and dubious statements Charlie Sly made while he was allegedly being secretly recorded, Al Jazeera published Sly’s defamatory … Continue reading
Does Title IX apply to a private college? Typically, yes. Private colleges, including for-profit colleges and online universities, must still comply with Title IX if they receive any federal funding. Title IX, a law receiving more attention for its relationship … Continue reading
In 1989, the Arizona Supreme Court expressly held that Arizona recognizes the version of the false light invasion of privacy tort described in the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 652E (1977). See Godbehere v. Phoenix Newspapers, 162 Ariz. 335, 783 … Continue reading