Yahoo! could not enforce an online forum selection clause accepted when a user opened an e-mail account, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.Read More »
Lawyers have a duty to warn whenever a client’s use of e-mail poses the risk of disclosure of confidential information to employers or other third parties, according to an American Bar Association ethics committee. The problem is acute for employment lawyers because the privacy protections afforded by employee email vary by jurisdiction.Read More »
Two lawyers who have won a landmark 6th Circuit case say the ruling should spell the end of a long-standing practice across the country of federal prosecutors seizing e-mails without warrants.Read More »
2010 was a busy year for family law and its practitioners. The economy – last year’s biggest story – continued to play its part, but other issues also crowded the headlines.
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Government agents violated a wire fraud defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights by compelling his Internet service provider to turn over his e-mails without first obtaining a warrant, the 6th Circuit has ruled.Read More »
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued an opinion last week on the ethical obligations of maintaining a virtual law office in the state.Read More »
Good communication skills are essential for lawyers. But in a multi-generational, increasingly technological world, how should lawyers stay in touch with their clients, colleagues and opposing counsel?Read More »