Privacy

  • If this keeps up, having sex with a person wearing you school's mascot head will be called 'beastiality.'

    Football, Pranks, Privacy, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Criminalizing College: BC Football Player Accused of Invasion of Privacy

    Another instance of a college kid being prosecuted for acting like a college kid…

    53 Comments / / Mar 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM
  • Hotter than a real poison pill.

    Biglaw, Dick Cheney, Google / Search Engines, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Privacy, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.22.12

    * I know you don’t want to be evil, but I don’t think “privacy” means what you think it means. Google users have filed a class action suit against the company in New York over its new complete and utter lack of privacy policy. [Bloomberg]

    * So you made some anti-war comments, touched Dick Cheney, got arrested, claimed your First Amendment rights were violated, and your case made it all the way to SCOTUS. Greatest accomplishment? Not getting shot by Cheney. [Huffington Post]

    * Whoa, whoa, whoa. You mean to tell me that Wachtell’s name partner, Martin Lipton, the man who created the “poison pill,” supports staggered boards? Consider my mind blown. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * M&A maven Dennis Block and real estate rock star Jeffrey Feil each donated $1M to their alma mater, Brooklyn Law School. See, you don’t need to go to a T14 school to make bank. [National Law Journal]

    * Protip: not even Dov Charney’s world-renowned creepiness can save you from an arbitration agreement. A former employees $260M sex slave suit has been tossed out of court. [New York Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Mar 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Do you really want this guy as your boss?

    Facebook, Job Searches, Privacy, Social Media, Social Networking Websites

    Employers Claim Feudal Rights Over Facebook Pages

    What do you do when a prospective employer wants to login to Facebook — as you — during a job interview? Weep and gnash your teeth? Yeah, that’s what I thought…

    23 Comments / / Mar 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM
  • Dharun-Ravi

    Deaths, Education / Schools, Privacy, Trials

    BREAKING: Verdict in the Dharun Ravi Case

    Dharun Ravi has been charged with a number of counts of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation because of the events surrounding Clementi’s suicide. On March 16, the jury reached its verdict….

    158 Comments / / Mar 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM
  • money-in-the-bank

    Biglaw, Deaths, Federal Judges, Health Care / Medicine, Money, Morning Docket, Privacy, Rankings, SCOTUS, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Supreme Court, Trials

    Morning Docket: 03.14.12

    * Who will play starring roles in the Obamacare arguments before SCOTUS? A bunch of older white guys. Good thing this isn’t televised, because the ratings would probably suck. [Legal Times]

    * The judiciary is on the cusp of a “financial crisis,” and some trials may be put on hold. That, or they’re just going to get rid of people. Which do you think it’ll be? [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * When rankings like these are available, who cares about U.S. News? Here’s a list of the law schools you should go to if you want to actually make bank as a lawyer. [Forbes]

    * Covington & Burling is the latest Biglaw firm to sign up for an office in Seoul. Memo to partners: this is not the spring “bonus” your associates care about. [Capital Business Blog / Washington Post]

    * The jury in the Dharun Ravi privacy trial is set to begin its deliberations this morning. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that room — or, more on point, a webcam. [Statehouse Bureau]

    * Thomas Puccio, a former Biglaw partner known for his notorious clientele, RIP. [New York Times]

    8 Comments / / Mar 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Joe the Plumber

    Facebook, Intellectual Property, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.08.12

    * “Joe the Plumber” and the GOProud are friends again. I’m sure there is a joke there that would be wildly inappropriate. [MetroWeekly] * Apparently, being a partner at Morgan Lewis makes you too liberal to be Senator from Texas. [Am Law Daily] * Workout regimes of people truly rich enough to not work out […]

    10 Comments / / Mar 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Gay, John Edwards, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Privacy, Trials

    Morning Docket: 03.02.12

    * John Edwards’s heart condition has improved, so his campaign finance trial will begin in April. Your heart condition would be more manageable, too, if you knew your sex tapes were going to be destroyed. [Bloomberg]

    * Despite his love of all things fabulous (like peep-toe shoes), Proposition 8 plaintiffs don’t want Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to hear their arguments on an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit. [Poliglot / Metro Weekly]

    * Instead of filing a motion to dismiss like Cooley and NYLS, Florida Coastal School of Law has removed its law school lawsuit to federal court. Will this be the start of a new trend? [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * A witness claims that Dharun Ravi “appeared uncomfortable” because his roommate was gay — so uncomfortable that he allegedly set up a webcam to watch his intimate encounters. That makes sense. [CNN]

    * Objection! Lindsay Lohan is hosting Saturday Night Live, but her lawyer had to approve all of her skits. What a shame. Bobby Moynihan would’ve been great as Judge Sautner. [Daily Dish / San Francisco Chronicle]

    18 Comments / / Mar 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • 11th Circuit, 7th Circuit, Cellphones, Deaths, Immigration, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Privacy, Richard Posner, Technology, Tobacco / Smoking, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 03.01.12

    * A federal judge tossed out a law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. If paying $7 a pack doesn’t stop you from buying smokes, I don’t think nasty photos will either. [CNN]

    * SCOTUS won’t deal with Arizona’s controversial immigration law for a couple months, but the 11th Circuit will hear oral arguments about Alabama’s even stricter law today. But why would you immigrate to Alabama, of all places? Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * The Seventh Circuit ruled that police can search a cellphone for its number without a warrant. Judge Richard Posner compared it to law enforcement’s ability to open a pocket diary and copy the owner’s address. The bigger question is: do drug dealers keep diaries? [Wall Street Journal]

    * James Murdoch, the News Corp. heir apparent, has resigned in the wake of the News of the World scandal and related lawsuits. Now everyone can just go back to reading British tabloids for the Page Three Girls. [Los Angeles Times]

    * RIP Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, the prosecutor who secured a conviction of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, and the Army paratrooper portrayed in the book and HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.” [Washington Post]

    4 Comments / / Mar 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM
  • Cyberlaw, Election 2012, Google / Search Engines, Morning Docket, Politics, Privacy, Technology

    Morning Docket: 02.29.12

    * Remember Phillip Closius, the former dean of University of Baltimore Law, who said the university was raiding the law school’s funds? Yeah, he was totally right. Just guess what percent of the law school budget was going to the rest of the university. Starts with “A” and rhymes with “dot.” [National Law Journal]

    * The humanity! Oklahoma’s worst fears have come true; American judges are enforcing Sharia Law! Whatever are we going to do? There is no solution in sight — except to maybe stop overreacting… [CNN]

    * Mitt Bot won in both Arizona and Michigan last night. Can we send Santorum back to the 16th century yet? [The Washington Post]

    * Twenty-five suspected members of Anonymous were arrested across Europe and South America. They ain’t anonymous anymore. [New York Times]

    * In other cyberlaw news, Google’s new privacy policy not only stinks, it probably violates European Union law. Hey Google, don’t be evil! [New York Times]

    9 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 9:04 AM
  • From SCOTUS to POTUS?

    Clarence Thomas, Department of Justice, Election 2012, Morning Docket, Politics, Privacy, Technology

    Morning Docket: 02.28.12

    * Justice Clarence Thomas for president? Hey, it could happen. Lat and Kash’s 2010 proposal is getting a second look. [Daily Beast]

    * Speaking of presidents, the Arizona and Michigan primary elections are today. I know folks on the coast often don’t pay too much attention to those middle-of-the-country states, but it will be interesting to see what the Illegal Immigration State and Crippled American Auto State have to say about our ragtag bunch of Republican presidential candidates. [New York Times]

    * Emails published yesterday by Wikileaks appear to show that Pakistani military intelligence knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding in the months before Seal Team Six raided his garrison and killed him. I hope Wikileaks has juicier material in the pipeline? [Telegraph]

    * Congratulations to Tony West, who will become acting associate attorney general, the No. 3 post in the Justice Department. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Interesting report on tensions between the White House and the NSA, which has tried to get permission to monitor private web activity, perhaps at the expense of privacy. But Google knows everything you do on your computer, so why shouldn’t the government? [Washington Post]

    5 Comments / / Feb 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Biglaw, Deaths, Federal Judges, Food, Law Professors, Money, Morning Docket, Privacy, SCOTUS, Stephen Breyer, Suicide, Supreme Court, Television

    Morning Docket: 02.21.12

    * Vedel Browne has been charged in the machete robbery of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. He faces up to 20 years if convicted, and with that sentence, we’re betting he wishes he got away with more than $1,000. [CNN] * ¡Viva México! These days, Mexico’s got more than just drug cartels, violence, and prison […]

    5 Comments / / Feb 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Abortion, Biglaw, Deaths, Free Speech, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Plaintiffs Firms, Privacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Videos

    Morning Docket: 02.13.12

    * Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks Roe v. Wade was a mistimed ruling, saying things would be different today if the court had been more “restrained.” Well, wire hanger sales would be up, that’s for sure. [CBS News] * Bait and switch of the day: personal injury firms are enticing plaintiffs to sue with promises […]

    24 Comments / / Feb 13, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • Facebook, Law Schools, Privacy, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Law Student of the Day: Max Schrems

    While most law students are shaking off the winter break and settling back in for the second semester, Max Schrems is busy doing his best to bring Facebook to its knees. Last year, the 24-year-old University of Vienna law student spent a semester abroad at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His privacy law professor […]

    28 Comments / / Feb 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM
  • Antitrust, Arnold & Porter, Biglaw, Breasts, Department of Justice, Gay Marriage, Google / Search Engines, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Privacy, Real Estate, Sex, Technology

    Morning Docket: 01.25.12

    * Time for a Biglaw battle: William Baer of Arnold & Porter is the front runner to take over the DOJ’s antitrust division, but could he lose the spot to one of O’Melveny’s finest, Richard Parker? [Blog of Legal Times] * It’s about time people remembered there’s no such thing as privacy anymore, but in […]

    14 Comments / / Jan 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM
  • Crime, New Jersey, Police, Privacy

    New Jersey Police Decide to Turn on the Freaky Red Light

    It has already been a big week for legal technology. Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in United States v. Jones. The case dealt with emerging fourth amendment and privacy issues now that law enforcement have increasingly advanced technological abilities. Well, law enforcement in the city of East Orange, New Jersey have also […]

    18 Comments / / Jan 24, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Antonin Scalia, Privacy, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    Breaking: SCOTUS Rules in Highly Anticipated GPS Tracking Case

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court just handed down a unanimous ruling in one of the most closely watched cases of the year. All the justices agreed on the result, but diverged significantly in reasoning. The central issue in US v. Jones was whether attaching a GPS device to a car (i.e., allowing law enforcement 24/7 access to a person’s movements), without obtaining a warrant first, violated the Fourth Amendment. What did the justices say? The ruling might surprise you….

    22 Comments / / Jan 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM
  • Privacy, Shoes, Technology, Texas

    Zappos Suffers a Data Breach, and the Other Shoe Drops with a Lawsuit

    On Monday, my roommate came home griping that his Zappos.com account, which he had not used in a year, had been hacked. Instead of feeling sympathetic, I started wondering how I might write about it. Data breaches are a dime a dozen these days. It seems almost every company loses control of their customers’ sensitive […]

    19 Comments / / Jan 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM
  • Junie Hoang Huang Hoang small

    Asians, Hotties, Movies, Old People, Privacy, Technology, Women's Issues

    Who’s the 40-Year-Old Asian Actress Suing the Internet Movie Database for Revealing Her Age?

    The Internet Movie Database, aka IMDb, found itself under attack for revealing an actress’s age and “real Asian name.” Kash detailed the charges last October. A few weeks ago, we noted that the woman would have to put up (her name) or shut up (legally speaking). Well, we don’t want to waste any more of your precious time. The grand reveal is finally here. After the jump, pictures of an attractive Asian woman….

    29 Comments / / Jan 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

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